what about KDE? (was: Re: Detecting whether a compositing manager is running)
chris at gnome-de.org
Sun Sep 18 12:17:08 EEST 2005
Am Freitag, den 16.09.2005, 11:31 +0200 schrieb Philip Van Hoof:
> On Fri, 2005-09-16 at 09:59 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> > It can be useful for applications and desktop environments to detect
> > whether an application manager is running, for instance to decide
> > whether it should use the rgba visual. According to Matthias Clasen,
> > there are no means to detect this as of writing . Maybe we should
> > have a per-Screen flag which returns whether a compositing manager is
> > running for that particular Screen.
> > Opinions?
> Take a look at the CLIPBOARD_MANAGER atom which has historically been
> used to make it possible to detect whether a clipboard manager is
> Perhaps simply introduce a COMPOSITING_MANAGER atom exactly like the
> CLIPBOARD_MANAGER atom?
This sounds *very* reasonable. I wonder whether it is OK to just add
some routine that handles this to the compositing manager initializor
without further xdg consultation. Are you fine with this, KDE community?
Christian Neumair <chris at gnome-de.org>
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