[compiz] Re: input transformations

William Wolf throughnothing at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 09:38:19 PST 2007

On 2/6/07, Jigish Gohil <jigish.gohil at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/6/07, Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2/6/07, Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2007-02-06 at 14:12 +0100, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> > >
> > > > >From the look of it Mandriva's X server has that too.
> > >
> > > Yeah, I haven't heard anything about this and had to go looking on the
> > > net. Anyone know what this looks like?
> >
> > Here's a little more info and some videos:
> >
> > http://www.mandriva.com/projects/metisse
> > http://www.mandriva.com/projects/metisse/download
> >
> Here's more:
> http://dev.beryl-project.org/~cyberorg/uncategorized/13/metisse-on-opensuse/
> <http://dev.beryl-project.org/%7Ecyberorg/uncategorized/13/metisse-on-opensuse/>
> I tried to build packages, but somehow they are segfaulting here,
> local build works though, may be someone could give them a try, you
> need nucleo, metisse, and metisse-fvwm to run:
> http://software.opensuse.org/download/home:/cyberorg/openSUSE_10.2/i586/
> Cheers
> -J
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I got this working on my desktop last night.  It is pretty neat, and it
seems like it basically juts has some good input redirection.  So you can
rotate windows around XYZ axes in any way you want, then if you clone a
window, u can transform the cloned window in the same manner (each object
can have different transformations), and then you can use either window
actively, and the other updates its screen at the same time.  Also, when you
zoom out to get a birdseye view of all desktops, you can still interact with
windows, which is more input redirection.
     The really cool thing it has is facades.  This lets you super+drag a
square anywhere on a window and then drag that square area from the window
into its own window, similar to clone, but ur only cloning that small
slected area of the iwndow.  This is useful for cloning certain buttons in a
window only, then shrinking the window down so it wont get in your way and
you still hvae the buttons there.
    If anyone wants to know more about it I can try some things out if you
have questions.  Hope this provided some useful information.


William Wolf
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