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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] twin modifications

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:52:19 -0600
> On Tuesday 14 February 2012 00:07:57 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> > I suspect this patch was introduced before the final KDE 3.5.10 was
>> > released, when KDE still had no shadow function in kwin.
>> I do agree that if shadow code has been duplicated, the broken code
>> should
>> be removed.  I seem to remember KDE 3.5.10 having badly broken shadows,
>> though at this distance I could be mistaken.
>> Actually, with all the repairs I made to kompmgr, and given the inherent
>> bugginess of the non-composited kwin shadow code, I'd like to see the
>> non-composited shadows removed altogether.  Non-composited fading has a
>> similar problem IIRC, although I have not tested it as I run kompmgr
>> exclusively on my systems.
> Those shadows in KDE3.5.10 I think, in fact, composited. They work
> satisfactory for me.
> The original shadows have an extensive settings dialog in kcontrol and
> more features
> than those from Chakra project. For example the shadows can be set to
> appear or not when resizing and moving windows.
> Those shadows from Chakra are not displayed when moving windows.
> The original shadows also can be enabled separately for menus, active and
> non-active windows, and their size also
> can be set separately. There is also an option for different shadow color.
> And this is how the shadows look like:

Yep, those are the kompmgr composited shadows, which are present in TDE
and are the ones I want to keep.  The other shadows in question are not
composited and are very glitchy as a result.