[RFC] Enforcing Compositing

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Mon Feb 21 14:26:12 CET 2011

On Monday, February 21, 2011 14:05:59 Nuno Pinheiro wrote:
> A Segunda, 21 de Fevereiro de 2011 11:23:36 Sebastian Kügler você escreveu:
> > <exec summary>
> > - let's try it in unreleased master for a bit
> > - let's see how Unity and GNOME shell are received
> > - let's try to improve communication with Xorg devs
> > - let's target it for 4.8
> > </exec summary>
> wille I agrea with the sumary, I want to SUPORT what Martin is trying to do
> here......
> Contrary to what many people belive this is not mostly about eye candy. We
> realy need sooner or later to have a fully composite desktop with no
> strings atached... the number of visual solutions for our clutered desktop
> aplications is amazing if we have a trusted to exyst composite
> desktop....For to long have we been stuck with static (xi, yi) windows....
> We need more abstraction betwinf frorm and function, this will be vital
> for the brave new UI world that is forming in the mist.
> I repeat this is not about eye candy this is about  more natural less
> "explicit information" saturated UI's

I fully agree with you, however:

- the stack is not ready for it yet
- enforcing compositing is not going to change that
- it's bad timing, let others try it first

-> enforcing compositing would be the wrong solution to the problem at this 

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