I’m glad to announce cairo-compmgr 0.2.1
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
It’s quick bugs fix release which improve XRender backend performance, which are really bad in 0.2.0 release. To have the better performance with xrender you can enable native_pixmap_bind option like this:
gconftool --set --type string /apps/cairo-compmgr/screen_0/general/backend xrender
gconftool --set --type bool /apps/cairo-compmgr/screen_0/general/native_pixmap_bind true
and restart ccm.
Changes since 0.2.0 release :
- XRender backend: improve performance.
- TFP glitz backend fixes.
- Shadow plugin fixes with glitz TFP backend.
You can grab lastest source code here :
Binary packages for ubuntu hardy are also available to find out more about them, just point your browser to: http://cairo-compmgr.tuxfamily.org/download/binary-packages/
Nota: experimental backends (TFP, OpenVG) are disabled in binary packages to test them, you must build ccm from source.
For glitz support you need a modified version of glitz than you can grab here:
and a patch for cairo :
patch for cairo 1.7.x: http://download.tuxfamily.org/ccm/glitz/0001-Fix-glitz-support-for-24.8-fixed-point.patch
You can grab latest source in ccm git repos with following commands :
git clone git://git.tuxfamily.org/gitroot/ccm/cairocompmgr.git cairo-compmgr
git clone git://git.tuxfamily.org/gitroot/ccm/glitz.git