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xcompmgr 1.1.4 + transset-df 6
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lithpr


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PostPosted: Tue 24 May 2011, 08:14    Post subject:  xcompmgr 1.1.4 + transset-df 6
Subject description: transparency/shadows/etc
 

Here's a pet of xcompmgr 1.1.4 + transset-df 6 packaged from the Lucid repos. Fun Stuff!
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 14:42    Post subject:
Subject description: for sure
 

It can be a bit of a torture test for older gpus, but thanks a bunch for transset (now I can do compositing effects in all the wms, not just jwm and xfce4). Sure some have alphahex/pseudotrans to the rootwindow, but the layered look is even more fun.

Not real into the dropshadow thing, but here's a screenie of afterstep in lesser-qual .jpg @135k and for the big spenders better-qual .png @506k.

Lots of bits&pieces of info scattered about, particularly for openbox. Thanks again Very Happy

___addenda 110614___
.. another hi-qual screenie-link @392k

Don't forget to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf (about lines35/38 Cool just before Files section with
Code:
Section "Extensions"
# This enables kcompmgr or xcompmgr (if present)
    Option     "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
..save and re-X. Then ask your good buddy the console about the new toys.

A composite manager and the transset-df are just the basics in doing some window effects (also bear in mind that many desktop 'objects' such as menus, panels and so forth are windows as well; and they all go on the root window).

Depending on how these tools are used (and on what type of window) as well as the hardware, you may notice differences in performance. For some it may be much better to wireframe (or *not* redraw the window's contents) as it is moved or resized (even roll/shading slowed for me in afterstep). Some apps may seem slower to respond. It's also quite possible to make mistakes in input if you're not closely coordinated to your focus and controls.

The advantages? It's more of a subjective thing for me, especially with the translucency effect. Hardly rational, but occasionally I'm more at ease with a little 'x-ray vision' and having such things as pagers, menus and trays with a lighter insubstantial look.

here's a short archive with the dotpet above included as well as ephemera and kcompmgr as was used in the jwm work by Patriot awhile back (one of the more stable and efficient compositions, imho). Threw in the v1.1.3 xcompmgr which is oem in some recent pups (but not all).
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun 2011, 17:21    Post subject:  

GUI interface to xcompmgr. It creates menu entry to the Desktop section

Originally posted by Sheepy but I made the menu entry for it.
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Argolance


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Oct 2011, 13:36    Post subject:  

Hello,
I installed the GUI interface to xcompmgr but a shared library is missing!
Code:
/usr/bin/gcompmgr: error while loading shared libraries: libgdkmm-2.4.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Script completed hit RETURN to close window.
Where could I find it?
Thank you.

Cordialement.

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pemasu


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Oct 2011, 13:49    Post subject:  

# find /mnt/home/woof-qt4 -name libgdkmm*
/mnt/home/woof-qt4/packages-lupu/gtkmm_DEV/usr/lib/libgdkmm-2.4.so
/mnt/home/woof-qt4/packages-lupu/gtkmm_DEV/usr/lib/libgdkmm-2.4.la
/mnt/home/woof-qt4/packages-lupu/gtkmm/usr/lib/libgdkmm-2.4.so.1
/mnt/home/woof-qt4/packages-lupu/gtkmm/usr/lib/libgdkmm-2.4.so
/mnt/home/woof-qt4/packages-lupu/gtkmm/usr/lib/libgdkmm-2.4.so.1.1.0

/mnt/home/woof-qt4/DISTRO_PKGS_SPECS-ubuntu-lucid:
yes|gtkmm|libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a,libgtkmm-2.4-dev|exe,dev,doc,nls

So it is libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a in ubuntu repo.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct 2011, 05:13    Post subject:  

Hello,
@pemasu
Thank you!
For those who are running Puppy 4.31, see the attached file for missing libraries (to be uncompressed to /usr/lib)...

@f00
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Don't forget to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf (about lines35/38 Cool just before Files section with
Code:
Code:
Section "Extensions"
# This enables kcompmgr or xcompmgr (if present)
    Option     "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

..save and re-X. Then ask your good buddy the console about the new toys.

I suppose options are deprecated and directly set trough gcompmgr? Without option(s), this just makes xcompmgr running at startup?
from JWM 2.0.1 Enhancements and Fixes
Quote:
Add one of these to .xinitrc before "rox -p /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin"

xcompmgr -n & # basic composite & transparency

-or-

xcompmgr -I 0.05 -O 0.15 -f -n & # composite, fade-in/out & transparency

Subsidiary question: With JWM 2.10, Menu and taskbar translucency doesn't work!
xerrs.log sends:
Code:
JWM: warning: /root/.jwm/jwmrc-theme[7]: invalid tag in WindowStyle: Opacity
JWM: warning: invalid tray opacity: 0.8
JWM: warning: invalid menu opacity: 0.8

Are these tags deprecated too and how to set menu and tray opacity, because this seems not to be configurable with gcompmgr?

Regards
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct 2011, 07:03    Post subject:  

Hello,
Please see this thread! Wink

Regards.

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