Category Archives: Compositing

Metacity is a compositing window manager, meaning that the windows are all treated as a whole, and that thus everything is smoother and special effects are possible. However, this is not turned on in versions of Metacity which end users tend to actually see, since the existing version in trunk does not work stably with all video cards. There have been several attempts to fix this, of which the most promising is currently Iain’s.

2007-11-14: a quieter day than usual

Some helpful Ubunteros came and fixed Thomas’s laptop, which meant that Benjamin’s patch got reviewed (good work there), and also that the question was raised about what api.[ch] are good for. Most of the checkin activity today was from Iain Holmes with his new compositor rewrite (or, as he has called the branch, the Bling-Tastic […]