Alan Cox alan at
Wed Apr 8 14:55:36 PDT 2009

On Wed, 8 Apr 2009 23:28:02 +0200
Olivier Galibert <galibert at> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 10:15:44PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Again compositing handles this cleanly and elegantly, and you can use
> > compositing solely for simple 2D resource buffering and management far
> > more effectively without breaking everything else interesting.
> That would be something interesting to add to fvwm2.  You know if
> there's decent docs about that (what an appropriate thread name) if
> it's once again source-diving territory?

man page and also in the source the protocol document (or grab it via
gitweb). Its a very simple extension in terms of interface (only a few

The best source for actually doing stuff is probably xcompmgr (just
ignore the effects side of it), and the XFCE4 sources for the compositor
attached to xfvwm4.

For proving fancy anti-aliasing isn't just for new apps or integrating it
into old ones, KeithP's rework of twm with render is glorious...


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