[openbox] OpenBox 3.0 and Transparency [longish]

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at bellavista.cz
Tue Jan 13 07:02:56 EST 2004

# neuhauser at bellavista.cz / 2004-01-09 10:32:01 +0100:
> # neuhauser at bellavista.cz / 2004-01-08 18:50:15 +0100:
> > # ben at orodu.net / 2004-01-08 12:43:09 -0500:
> > > It is rxvt and aterm at fault. They are setting their window to
> > > ParentRelative, which is just not right. Since Openbox draws in the frame
> > > window which is their parent, they do not get their desired results. They
> > > should grab the hints off the Root window and use them.
> > 
> >     thanks for the info, this is just what I wanted to hear. I'll go
> >     bug rxvt's author(s).
>     Date: 2004-01-08 17:22
>     Sender: gcw
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>     rxvt [-/+ip] is InheritPixmap which is fast artificial
>     transparency.  This is worked around in later 2.7 versions
>     for  applications which set the root background and also set
>     the _XROOTPMAP_ID atom appropriately.  Try upgrading to
>     2.7.10.  Current aterm should also work properly.

    I tried to follow up to the PR at www.rxvt.org, but the tracker
    ignores me, so the rxvt guys won't see this:

    transparency in 2.7.10 is terribly slow: the background catches up
    after like half a second after dragging the window, and doesn't work
    reliably: shade the window, unshade, it has white background (moving
    the window "fixes" it).

    I reverted to 2.6.4 with solid background until I find a terminal
    that works with openbox-3 like rxvt-2.6.4 does with openbox-2.

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