Add new tag uitoolkit::xcb and maybe x11::composite-manager?
arnau at debian.org
Wed Jan 18 01:32:43 UTC 2012
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Thanks for your quick reply.
Erich Schubert <erich.schubert at gmail.com> writes:
>> Could it be possible to add a new tag uitoolkit::xcb? ATM there is
>> only uitoolkit::xlib but many packages are using xcb instead of xlib.
> Is this a significant difference, or doesn't it essentially boil down
> to "raw X"? After all, GTK is supposed to use xlib or xcb also,
Both xcb and xlib are libraries implementing the X protocol, but are
indeed very different. I think it would be like saying that GTK and QT
are the same ;-).
>> Also, even though it would only concern very few packages, I'm
>> wondering if a tag x11::compositing-manager or
>> x11::composite-manager should be added?
> Is this a signficiant difference to being a window manager? Aren't
> most composite managers also doing window management? I see little
> end-user benefits here, actually.
There is a difference between a composite window manager (such as Compiz
or Kwin) and a composite manager (such as xcompmgr or unagi) which runs
along any window manager (such as Awesome). A composite manager enhances
an existing window manager by providing effects such as translucency or
application switcher with live previews rather than icons.
I think that users may want to look for a composite manager to run along
their window manager (indeed any user which is not using Compiz, Kwin or
Mutter), that's why I suggested adding such tag. On the other hand,
AFAIK there are currently only two composite manager packages, therefore
I'm not sure that would be enough and perhaps there could be a more
generic tag name which would cover both composite window manager and
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