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Re: real transparency (under X11)

Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:

In article <[🔎] E17lVSl-0000l6-00@hyperion.heim.lan>,
Christian Schoenebeck  <christian.schoenebeck@epost.de> wrote:
I'm still waiting for the ability to use real transparency. What's the deal with this anyway? I mean, what is the problem that there's still only pseudo transparency?

Someone has to design how this fits in with the existing X11
protocol, probably develop an extension, then write the code,
and invent and document an API for this.

Then all applications that want real transparency probably need to
be rewritten to take advantage of this.

That's not something you do in a day. In fact, it's probably
not something you can do in a year.


I downloaded and burned a KNOPPIX CD this past week (it is way cool, btw - higly recommended for demo-ing Linux and for emergency OS needs, like for testing Windows-based PCs if you can't get hardware/network working or you need to save files to the network on a hosed Windows system, etc); I noticed that the KDE3 "K" menu had what I understand to be true transparency; at least it was the same type of transparency I've seen on Macintosh OS/X.



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