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Re: real transparency (under X11)

On Sun, 1 Sep 2002, Michael P. Soulier wrote:

> On 01/09/02 Miquel van Smoorenburg did speaketh:
> > 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 thought that Rasterman was working on this, and that the latest version
> of Enlightenment had support for it. (17?)
>     Mike
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True transparency (like that in OSX) has nothing to do with the WM itself,
it's an X11 issue. i don't know where it stands as of now, but i know it's
being worked on.

Rob Hensley

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