Finishing Composite to handle transformed windows

Deron Johnson Deron.Johnson at Sun.COM
Wed Jan 18 11:57:41 PST 2006

Keith Packard wrote On 01/12/06 17:41,:
> On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 12:08 -0800, Deron Johnson wrote:
> The problem is that unless GL windows can be included in the composited
> output, it's really hard to create a product that depends on Composite
> as a wide swath of applications will simply fail to work. That's
> reasonably understandable in a research or prototype environment, but
> it's pretty hard on real customers to say that you can run everything
> except 3D applications in your 3D desktop environment.
> Until everything works reasonably well, it's still just beta software.

Granted. It's not a complete solution until we can composite GL apps
as well as we can composite other X11 apps. The LG project is extremely
interested in such a solution. But it is not our most urgent priority
and, in my mind, it will take a while to bring about. But we urgently
need a clean way to allow composite managers to use GL for their

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