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    Phoronix: A Common Compositing Window Manager Specification

    Martin Grä�lin, one of the KDE developers that works on the KWin window manager, when not working towards OpenGL 3.0 support for KWin in KDE SC 4.7 has been writing a draft specification for what he proposes as a unified specification for compositing window managers. Martin hopes for this to become a FreeDesktop.org specification and that KWin/Plasma, Compiz, and other compositing window managers would implement this common specification...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODUwNw

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    This is definitely a good idea.

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    This is great. Standardisation doesn't always have to mean 1 solution.

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    Very nice idea.

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    very reasonable and reduces unnecessary duplicate work

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    Great idea. Put it in an envelope, stick it in the time machine and send it back a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanL View Post
    Great idea. Put it in an envelope, stick it in the time machine and send it back a few years.
    Great idea. Let's produce the optimal specs recursively by making a new version o fthe specs, putting it in an envelope and sending it back a few years. We should be getting the best possible standard that way about... now. \o/

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: A Common Compositing Window Manager Specification

    Martin Grä�lin, one of the KDE developers that works on the KWin window manager, when not working towards OpenGL 3.0 support for KWin in KDE SC 4.7 has been writing a draft specification for what he proposes as a unified specification for compositing window managers. Martin hopes for this to become a FreeDesktop.org specification and that KWin/Plasma, Compiz, and other compositing window managers would implement this common specification...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODUwNw
    Brilliant move!!!

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    This move should be the standard in Linux development. Give a common and uniform specification and then derive the software from it. This would incredibly help common work and reduce unnedeed duplicate work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackshard View Post
    This move should be the standard in Linux development. Give a common and uniform specification and then derive the software from it.
    The proposed specification is based on KWin/Plasma interaction. So it's actually the other way around. I seriously doubt that this will become a standard as is.

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