[openbox] OpenBox 3.0 and Transparency [longish]
shadow at serverart.org
Tue Jan 13 07:37:06 EST 2004
i've been using aterm, and now, gnome-terminal. neither one updates
during the drag with openbox3 (3.1), but after the drag there are no
issues and the pseudo transparency updates just fine.
Roman Neuhauser wrote:
># 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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