Compton is a compositor for X, and a fork of xcompmgr-dana.
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What is Compton?
COMPTON is a compositor for X, and a fork of XCOMPMGR-DANA.
I was frustrated by the low amount of standalone lightweight compositors. Compton was forked from Dana Jansens' fork of xcompmgr and refactored. I fixed whatever bug I found, and added features I wanted. Things seem stable, but don't quote me on it. I will most likely be actively working on this until I get the features I want. This is also a learning experience for me. That is, I'm partially doing this out of a desire to learn Xlib.
Changes from xcompmgr:
• OpenGL backend (--backend glx), in addition to the old X Render backend. • Inactive window transparency (-i) / dimming (--inactive-dim). • Titlebar/frame transparency (-e). • Menu transparency (-m, thanks to Dana). • shadows are now enabled for argb windows, e.g. terminals with transparency • removed serverside shadows (and simple compositing) to clean the code, the only option that remains is clientside shadows • configuration files (see the man page for more details) • colored shadows (--shadow-[red/green/blue]) • a new fade system • VSync support (not always working) • Blur of background of transparent windows, window color inversion (bad in performance) • Some more options...
Fixes from the original xcompmgr:
• fixed a segfault when opening certain window types • fixed a memory leak caused by not freeing up shadows (from the freedesktop repo) • fixed the conflict with chromium and similar windows • many more
last commit on the github repository: 30 Apr 2017and already have a active fork: picom
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Tiny and useful compositor not depending on any toolkit.