[RFC] Enforcing Compositing

Davide Bettio bettio at kde.org
Sun Feb 20 20:51:53 CET 2011


On 02/20/11 13:38, Martin Gräßlin wrote:
> Hi all,
> sending this to both Plasma and KWin as the idea affects the complete 
> workspace.
> Since 4.2 we have enabled OpenGL based compositing by default and I was 
> wondering if in 4.7 we should go the next step: disabling the possibility to 
> turn compositing off if supported.
> With Mesa 7.10 it seems that the driver problems (Mesa 7.8) which hit us in 
> 4.5 are finally gone and our new compositor is performing much, much better 
> than the one we have in 4.6. This means from a performance perspective I am 
> optimistic that we can go such a way.
> This would imply the following changes
> * Remove the enable checkbox in the compositing KCM
> * Remove the suspend/resume compositing button in the same KCM
> * Remove the "functionality checks" - the heuristic is rather useless anyway
> * Disable unredirect fullscreen windows by default
I can't see your pros about removing it. Is it your goal to improve
effects KCM usability?

Davide Bettio.

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