The All-Singing, All-Dancing XCompMGR

Nate Theis nate.techboy128 at
Thu Apr 29 18:52:14 EDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 3:31 PM, James Cameron <quozl at> wrote:

>        sudo yum install xcompmgr
>        xcompmgr -nc &
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 12:16:49PM -0700, Nate Theis wrote:
> > Invoking "xcompmgr -nc" on my XO-1 caused a speed increase. However,
> > it also drop-shadowed non-full-screen windows.
> >
> > This cau
> > First, the Frame looked awesome and animated smoothly.
> Yes, that was interesting.  The animation was much better, no longer
> jerky.  Probably because the motion is blurred slightly by the drop
> shadow.  Without the drop shadow the hard outline is much more obvious
> as it shifts position during the animation.
> > It appeared to be composed of four individual pieces (one on each
> > side), which is exactly the point we hint at.
> Yes, I like that, much easier to comprehend.  Without such a hint, the
> frame arrival violates physics.  See screenshot of frame over journal,
> attached.
> > Secondly, the drop-shadow affected the frame, save dialogs, tooltips,
> > etc but did not affect the fullscreen activities.
> Agreed, it looked good.
> It also increased the speed of switching between windows.  It was
> especially obvious when toggling between the journal (F4) and the home
> view (F3).  (Not at all obvious when switching between F1, F2, and F3
> views, but that's because these are not implemented as window switching;
> the redraw is done by Sugar shell.  Perhaps they should be separare
> windows instead.)

This is the speed increase of which I speak.

Note that my XO-1 is running build 140py, which includes Sugar 0.84 as
do the XO-1.5 builds.

Therefore, your mileage may vary on different Sugar versions.
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> James Cameron
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