The return of Client side windows

For a long time now I’ve been working on the client side windows branch of Gtk+. By now it is mostly feature complete when it comes to normal use. However, one of the drivers of client side windows and the initial reason I started working on it is the ability to do offscreen window rendering. The last two weeks I’ve been spending on getting that to work and integrated into the platform.

I think a video says more than a million words here:

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(Original ogg availible here)

This is using the current client-side-windows branch of Gtk+, plus my own gtk-in-clutter code availible in the client-side-window branch of

Next up is getting the non-X backends working and getting this merged into master.