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Bug 93290 - XFWM4 ebuilds should provide a composite useflag
Summary: XFWM4 ebuilds should provide a composite useflag
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: XFCE Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-05-19 21:45 UTC by Lachlan Pease
Modified: 2005-08-14 14:27 UTC (History)
0 users

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Patch to add the composite USE flag (xfwm4-patch,1.28 KB, patch)
2005-05-19 21:47 UTC, Lachlan Pease
Details | Diff

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Description Lachlan Pease 2005-05-19 21:45:54 UTC
As of version 4.2.0, XFCE's Window Manager provides a compositor, but it must be
enabled by a configure flag.
By default, the ebuilds for xfce-base/xfwm4 enable the compositor all the time,
which may seem fine until you think about the myriad problems that spawn from it
- it makes firefox seem jittery, it causes problems, even crashes, on many
systems, especially while using OpenGL.  Moreover, users may want to use a
different compositor to the one XFWM provides.

As such, I propose that a composite USE flag be adopted (at least locally) that
will allow the user to choose to enable the compositor at compile time.

A patch is attached to add the USE flag to use.local.desc and to xfwm4-4.2.2

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Lachlan Pease 2005-05-19 21:47:54 UTC
Created attachment 59344 [details, diff]
Patch to add the composite USE flag
Comment 2 Brad Cowan (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-08-14 14:27:34 UTC
this may be viable in the future, but for now I'm leaving as is...thanks for 
your opinion I will take it into consideration :)