Patrick O'Donnell pao at
Wed Apr 8 06:14:06 PDT 2009

>From: Michel =?ISO-8859-1?Q?D=E4nzer?= <michel at>
>Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 09:42:01 +0200
>On Tue, 2009-04-07 at 16:27 -0400, Patrick O'Donnell wrote:
>> One of our applications has a very expensive redraw cycle that we now
>> have to decide how we are going to manage when backing store is not
>> being supplied.
>If you can enable compositing (even just xcompmgr -a), that might be the
>simplest solution.

Yes, I do need to look in to compositing as a possible solution.
Unfortunately, that's not going to be available for all the platforms
we must support.  That's why core functionality as opposed to
depending on layered modules is so important for our applications.

>Or, someone who cares about backing store could work on improving the
>new implementation layered on top of composite...

As I do care about backing store, I really wish I had the resources to
step up to the plate to maintain the implementation.  Maybe in another

		- Patrick

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