"Skippy-XD is a version of Skippy that uses the new XDamage, XComposite and XFixes extensions (found in FreeDesktop.org's Xserver project) to provide you with 'live' versions of the windows. [Skippy is already in Portage]
Skippy is what is best described as a full-screen task-switcher for X11. It tries to provide an alternative when taskbars or regular task-switchers aren't the most efficient way of switching tasks (like when you have a lot of applications open). When activated (currently only through a hotkey), it will arrange and scale snapshots of all windows on the current desktop and it'll let you pick a window using a mouse or a keyboard. Yes, this is also what expocity and Apple's Expose do..."
Skippy XD requires xorg-x11 but not Imlib2, unlike Skippy.
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 32557 [details]
Were you able to install this with xorg-x11? I just tried it and my xorg-x11 does not come with XComposite, XDamage or XFixes.
Sorry it only works with the experimental Kdrive X server. My bad.
This should be re-opened. xorg-x11 6.8 comes with the required extensions. I've just tested skippy-xd 0.5.0 under it, and it works perfectly.
Created attachment 42125 [details]
Corrected description. Fixed copy of rc file (wasn't copying before). Requires
xorg-x11-6.8.0 or greater (since skippy-xd requires the Composite, XDamage,
XFixes extensions). Now reminds users to enable Composite extension in
This also, Works For Me with a newly emerged xorg-x11-6.8.0 with Composite extension enabled (hence the new ebuild I added). So I too think this should be re-opened.
However, it's *slow*. Takes three to four seconds on my notebook for skippy-xd to draw its mini-windows. (I'm testing on a pretty new laptop, 1.8Ghz Pentium M with an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 32MB).
*** Bug 68113 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug is reopened since xorg now has the required extensions for Skippy-XD .
*** Bug 68747 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 71476 [details]
skippy-xd-0.5.0-r1.ebuild with modular X deps
It compiles with modular X when setting the right deps. It doesn't work well
though - I don't see the windows' thumbnails - just some blurs. I haven't used
it before so I have nothing to compare it to. Maybe someone can comment on that
I have auto-tooled the application, and am going to talk to the author in hopes
that he will make a release with it.
Created attachment 72158 [details]
It only has deps for modular X, however, I dont think that is too big of an
Created attachment 72159 [details, diff]
Upstream seems to be dead, throwing it back to maintainer-wanted. The tarball is still there for anyone who wishes to maintain the project.
Created attachment 99720 [details]
New ebuild, with a patch to get it working on ~amd64.
Created attachment 99721 [details, diff]
Patch needed for amd64, as described on http://thegraveyard.org/forum/thread.php?threadid=28
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Is there some change I can believe in going to happen here? :)