Friday, November 25, 2005

Shiny screenshot

Well, I spent the evening fixing the ubuntu I broke.. (bad r300 driver, bad..) but then I used the occasion to pass my hoary into a dapper, and in the end (X freezed with it..) to a breezy. And finally everything works fine, _again_ ... pfiew.. (and the synaptic driver decided to work too, yeah). Well, dapper is by definition unstable, so that's my fault. Anyway, I used the occasion to try the composition features of X, and as we apprently lack good screenshots in the GNUstep world, here a shiny one:



Surprisingly with my non-accelerated ati radeon the shadows don't slow particularly the display, so I'm keeping them -- incredible how they add a proper "finished" feeling...

Now I'm just waiting for the next X release (cvs compilation of xorg froze the powerbook) to have this damn ati radeon *accelerated*, because Alex Malmberg GNUstep OpenGL backend is neat (woosh windows disappear in spinning), but.. er... unusable without a 3D acceleration, of course :-/

5 comments:

sgifan67 said...

Where can the opengl backend be found any cvs access ?

Boomer said...

Can you tell us which widowmaker theme you are using along with Camaelon? Your screenshot looks MUCH better than running the default wm theme.

Nicolas said...

sgifan67: you can grab it from Alex Malmberg page -- you need to get RDS and GLDisplayServer. It's experimental.

boomer: on that particular screenshot, I'm simply using metacity, not WindowMaker. On previous screenshots I'm using WindowMaker.

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