Transparent themes without composition

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Sun May 3 19:56:05 CEST 2009

On Saturday 02 May 2009, David Nolden wrote:
> What price do I have to pay to get a well-looking desktop?

a fundamental challenge in this conversation is that for you the definition of 
"good looking desktop" includes "a panel that looks like its translucent". for 
the rest of us, we see that as a nice to have item only and therefore 
perfectly ok to tie it into compositing.

other features, like autohiding, are not "nice to have" but "must haves" and 
therefore we have support for them in both compositing and non-compositing 

as for color matching panels and wallpapers, i've described how that could be 
done. it doesn't seem there's much interest in that, however, as i keep seeing 
patches that do completely different things.

so, we have a difference in definition/values when it comes to "good looking 
desktop" and a difference in definition/values when it comes to "what cost we 
are willing to carry to achieve features that aren't actually supported by the 
system (mostly drivers)"

as such, i don't think there's much point in discussing this further. i think 
we've been very patient with each other and that's been really good to see. 
but we're not actually finding a middle ground on our definitions and values. 
sometimes that happens.

afaic, this discussion is over.

Aaron J. Seigo
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