I’m glad to announce cairo-compmgr 0.1.3.1.
Cairo Composite Manager is a versatile and extensible composite manager which use cairo for rendering. Rendering can be done in 2D or 3D, using Xrender and Glitz backends. Plugins can be used to add some cool effects to your desktop.To find out more about it, just point your browser to: http://cairo-compmgr.tuxfamily.org
Changes since 0.1.2 release :
- Add pixmap buffered surface, improve significantly the performance.
- Native pixmap backend (for now only xrender backend is supported)
- Fix some issues in shadow plugins.
- Some performances improvements
- Add a desktop launcher in System Tools menu.
This release include two new way to bind pixmap, buffered pixmap surface and experimental native pixmap backend. For now, to improve significantly the performance you can use buffered pixmap with this screen gconf option :
/apps/cairo-compmgr/screen_<x>/general/use_buffered_pixmap (x is your screen number).
it’s enabled by default.
If you have some trouble with this option or if you use git, you must, perhaps, remove ~/.gconf/apps/cairo-compmgr directory and restart gconfd-2.
This release include also a native pixmap bind, it’s only active for xrender backend.
/apps/cairo-compmgr/screen_<x>/general/native_pixmap_bind (x is your screen number).
It can improve your performance, but for now it’s really unstable
You can grab lastest source code here :
Binary packages for ubuntu gutsy are also avaibles to find out more about them, just point your browser to: http://cairo-compmgr.tuxfamily.org/download/binary-packages/