and accelerated desktop standards

Carlos Eduardo Rodrigues Diógenes cerdiogenes at
Tue Dec 5 13:12:07 EET 2006

On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 00:34 -0600, Travis Watkins wrote:
> On 12/4/06, mordred <mordred at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > this is the first time i subscribe to a mailing list, so please bear
> > with me if i am a bit newbieish. :)
> > I just wanted to ask if there's some plan for freedesktop to adopt some
> > standards to regulate some of the issues that are arising (and that
> > probably will arise in the future) while developing compositing and
> > window managers (and i am referring to Compiz and Beryl).
> > Are things like "viewports" or -insert any features of the
> > aforementioned WMs- being considered for standardization?
> Viewports are already included in a standard. As far as I know there
> are only a couple of other small WM things that they do that aren't
> standardized.

Now that this discussion arise, I want to extend it a bit, since I also
don't know about some aspects of the impact that CWM (Composite Window
Managers) will have over magnification.

We discussed somethings in the gnome-accessibility-devel:

In my perception magnification must be provided apart from the CWM, this
give us more flexibility and portability.

One of the most important point that arise is that a plugin architecture
must be defined, but I'm really skeptic about this, since IMO we could
make a lot of preconceptions, imposing things that aren't necessary,
since CWM experimentation is just starting (maybe this is

What I think that is a rationale decision is have a way to tell the CWM
to be only a Window Manager (WM), since gnome-mag will have built-in
support for Composition Manager (CM):

This way if the CWM doesn't support the plugin architecture implemented
by gnome-mag it ask to it become only a WM and gnome-mag start to be the

Comments are very welcome!

Best regards,
Carlos Eduardo Rodrigues Diógenes <cerdiogenes at>

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