Using Compton, lightweight X11 compositor, in XFCE

Predrag Ivanovic predivan at
Mon Dec 2 12:34:03 UTC 2013

On Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:45:55 +1000
James Mills wrote:

>On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Predrag Ivanovic
><predivan at>wrote:
>> I haven't tried it, and there is no mention in docs about zoom, sorry.
>>  Open the issue at github, developer actually reads it :) and seems open
>> to
>suggestions, ideas and patches.
>What's the status of compton anyway?
>Is it the official Xorg compositing engine?

Compton is a fork of xcompmgr-dana, which is a fork of xcompmgr
(PoC compositor from xorg, or closest to 'official xorg compositing engine' you can get).

Some distributions are considering compton as a replacement/alternative  to Compiz or xfwm compositor, 
because not everyone wants all the bells and whistles that Compiz has, so its
better suited for light(er) DE, and it just works[tm] (after some tinkering with default configuration). 

And for 0.x release, it is very stable and fast :)

My .02 RSD (I ran out of cents).


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