[PATCH weston] shell: Don't draw shadows for maximized windows.

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Wed Aug 8 05:12:42 PDT 2012

On 08/08/2012 12:52 PM, Scott Moreau wrote:
>> This is definitely not right. It is not the compositor's job to cut out
>> and not show an arbitrary part of the surface. It is the client's job
>> to not render anything it does not want to show.
>> You also break the protocol by lying to client about the dimensions,
>> and in doing so, you make assumptions that are not based on any
>> specification, just like you mentioned yourself.
>> This must be done in toytoolkit, not here.
>> Sorry,
>> pq
> The problem I'm having is trying to work out how to do snapping for resize
> or move requests on maximized surfaces. The patch that works in toytoolkit
> would require even more dancing in shell to implement snapping. The problem
> is that the shell doesn't know some specifics about the surface such as
> input region and/or theme margin, in this case the shadow margin.

Personally, I've always felt it's really weird when ethereal entities such as
shadows interact with physical entities such as the plastic edge framing the
LCD part of my screen. In any sane faking of the real world that plastic edge
would simply cover the shadow, so it makes perfect sense to ignore it
completely when snapping windows.

Andreas Ericsson                   andreas.ericsson at op5.se
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