[compiz] Thumbnail plugin

David Reveman davidr at novell.com
Fri Jan 26 15:22:33 PST 2007

On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 11:10 +0100, Stjepan Glavina wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-01-18 at 14:51 -0500, David Reveman wrote:
> > Being able to draw minimized windows will be solved when the server can
> > do input transformations. Window map state and window minimize state
> > will then be separated and map state will just be used as a way to save
> > some server resources.
> > 
> > So live updating thumbnails without using any additional resources will
> > be possible eventually. I'm not very interested in hacking up some
> > temporary solution before we have input transformation support in the
> > server. Just be patient, eventually it's going to work perfectly.
> > 
> Beryl has support for getting thumbnails in it's core. Their both
> thumbnail and switcher plugin can show thumbs of minimized window. All I
> can say is that looks and works much better than in Compiz.
> Vista does the same thing.

Why do keep bothering me about this.. :) didn't I make it clear to you
in my last comment? Without input transformation we can't do it properly
in compiz so until we have that I'm not interested in doing any work to
get a non optimal solution in place. However, it's your plugin so you
can of course do what you want with it and the core already includes
texture reference counting so plugins can easily keep old pixmaps around
if they want that, you're just going to be wasting a lot of texture

Vista is doing thumbnails of minimized windows properly.

> Isn't it be better to show a saved pixmap instead of an icon or nothing?

If showing a saved pixmap wastes a lot texture memory, I think not.

> This is just useful and if you don't like it, it can still be just an
> option.
> What do you think?

Do what you want. What I'm saying is only suggestions.

- David

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