Compton Compositing Window Manager Slows Down
Phoronix: Compton Compositing Window Manager Slows Down
The development pace of Compton, a lightweight compositing window manager for X11, has slowed down...
Originally Posted by phoronix
Kind of makes sense doesn't it??
Originally Posted by http://lubuntublog.blogspot.nl/2013/01/new-compton-ppa.html
Nice job, taking things out of context. That blog post was talking about the PPA, not the program itself.
Originally Posted by Rexilion
He ought to write it in Xcb instead of Xlib.
Speaking of lightweight compositors, cairo-compmgr has much better performance and also supports a lot of effects (via plugins) like transparency, animations, window expo, etc. which actually work well in pure software rendering. Here's a quick demo in Unity 2D (all compositing done by cairo-compmgr, not metacity): http://youtu.be/pmvehTl_PYo
I also maintain a PPA with it: https://launchpad.net/~shnatsel/+archive/cairo-compmgr
That looks pretty neat! Thanks for mentioning it.
Originally Posted by Shnatsel
You could also use unagi:
It is written in XCB...
I switched from Xfwm’s compositor to Compton two days ago and I’m very happy with it.
For what it’s worth here are the parameters I’m using:
compton -c -f -o 1.0 -I 0.1 -O 0.1 -C -i 0.95 -z --vsync opengl --unredir-if-possible --shadow-exclude "! name~=''" -b
I gained a very nice fade in/fade out effect, and of course no more tearing in VLC.