Re: Translucent X Windows
On Aug Mon 25 2003 00:41, Anders Lövgren wrote:
> On Sunday 24 August 2003 20.19, J. Javier Maestro wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > Here, there is a guy that is working on a nice hack for the X windows to
> > support transparencies like MacOSX:
> > http://www.stud.uni-karlsruhe.de/~unk6/transluxent/
> > He gives a binary (I guess for i386) and source, but the source requires
> > the XWindow source tree. Now... the question is... 8-)
> > How difficult is to rebuild the X server?? XXDDD I mean, library
> > dependencies, and the make actually working... coz I wouldn't mind
> > giving that hack a try in my laptop!
> Building XFree86 shouldn't be a problem, it just takes some time :-).
> Make World and than copy final xc/programs/Xserver/Xtw to /usr/X11R6/bin. Do
> an 'ldd /usr/X11R6/bin/Xtw' to make sure library dependencies are satisfied.
> > Anyone with knowledge on recompiling X? XXDD :-)
> > Thaaaank you!
> > --
> > J. Javier Maestro
> > <email@example.com>
> > http://rigel.homelinux.com
> One thing that strikes me after examine TransluXent source is that some
> sections of the code is endianess dependent and protected by #if 0 statements
> (i.e. xc/programs/Xserver/hw/tw/xtw.c). You might need to fix the code to be
> big endian instead of little endian, or strange result might follow. Grep for
> C bitshift operators << and >>.
Mmmm... I understand what you are saying, although my C programming is
still quite *bad* (heh, it suckz big time!). In any case, I'll have a
look.. at the end, my microprocessors and embedded ystems might come
J. Javier Maestro