[SHR-U] Transparent qwo

Richard Kralovic riso at om.ksp.sk
Fri Aug 14 11:22:33 CEST 2009


I am using transparent qwo, but I haven't upgraded my FR since I wrote
the instructions (it's on my todo list, but... :-) ). So, I am not very
sure about the current state of packages, but to the best of my
knowledge, situation is as follows:

1) 2) Nobody maintains Xglamo, last commit at git.openmoko.org was 7
months ago. Glamo driver for xorg is under active development, so maybe
it just works by now. Nevertheless, the patch on Xglamo was accepted to
SHR quite long time ago, so if you use SHR+Xglamo, part of my patch
should be included. (It is the part that fixes crashing; the second part
of the patch that improves motion event handling has not been included

3) No idea if the composite extension is enabled by default in any
distribution, but this is just a configuration issue...

4) Xcompmgr is in openembedded, but I do not know if the binary is
provided by the standard opkg feeds of any distribution.

5) You do not really have to patch qwo; an alternative is to use
transset utility to set the transparency manually. However, the patch
improves usability significantly imho. The transparency patch has not
been accepted upstream yet. (Actually, last commit to qwo git repository
is from 28 May).

6) I am not aware of any inclusions of the illume patch anywhere.


Dan Staley wrote:
> I really like the idea of qwo and want to try out the transparent
> version mentioned at [1].
> However, the instructions were written months ago, and involve patching
> xglamo and illume...so I am hesitant to try given that the changes may
> not be relevant as the packages may have changed (perhaps even
> implemented the patches!).
> Given that literki seems to be very quick and handles transparency very
> well, has anyone recently tried a transparent qwo?  If so, are the
> patches and install process at [1] still applicable?
> If so....are there any plans to merge the patches in so that a
> transparent binary of qwo could be provided?
> Thanks in advance,
> -Dan Staley
> [1] http://kedrigern.dcs.fmph.uniba.sk/~riso/Openmoko/qwo/
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