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
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 59344 [details, diff]
Patch to add the composite USE flag
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 :)