Bug 35448 - Wish Xclock supporting transparency
Summary: Wish Xclock supporting transparency
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: App/other (show other bugs)
Version: 7.6 (2010.12)
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: low enhancement
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Whiteboard: 2011BRB_Reviewed
Keywords: love
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-03-19 08:52 UTC by du yang
Modified: 2015-05-08 05:57 UTC (History)
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Description du yang 2011-03-19 08:52:57 UTC
I am using xclock as widget on desktop.
xclock is a great app which is small and delicate.

Many X apps could support transparency,
and I hope Xlock could support it as well.
This could be very usefull under a transparency window environment.

Thanks a lot!
Comment 1 Alan Coopersmith 2011-03-21 13:21:09 UTC
transset on the xclock window works fine with compiz (and presumably any
other composite manager supporting the standard transparency mechanisms).

What more do you want in xclock than that?
Comment 2 du yang 2011-03-22 00:16:49 UTC
I am not a compiz fan because I am using fvwm. 
And it seems compiz a script-based application, so it may be a little bit resource-consuming.

I tried to use xcompmgr & transset to make the transparency for xclock, but I found the transparency is not the same thing as I expected.

transset's transparency is a full transparency, but what I am expecting is only to remove the background color for xclock with a '-shape' option like xlogo & xeyes do and the clock face still remains the same.
Comment 3 Alan Coopersmith 2011-03-22 08:25:34 UTC
Oh, then use oclock, the analog clock program from X.Org with shaped window
Comment 4 du yang 2011-03-22 09:12:31 UTC
I don't think you really give a solution.
oclock is not the same as xclock.

Maybe you think it is no important or just meaningless, but anyway you have the right to close it.
Comment 5 Alan Coopersmith 2011-03-22 09:28:30 UTC
Then I don't understand what you're asking for.

In any case, we'll consider patches submitted (though adding features like
this to xclock will make it not be small anymore, and bloat it like the
other clock apps you don't like), but since xclock doesn't have any active
maintainers or developers, I don't think anyone here will go off and write it.
Comment 6 du yang 2011-03-22 10:43:09 UTC
It should be true that xclock has no active maintainers, because it is too long time no change.
I think the feature does't have ability to bloat xclock even a bit. it is tiny enough that many other X small apps have it also. The implementation may just be a task of several minutes for a proficient X apps developer. But I doubt it is true that be hard to find one developer who is spare and also has interests.

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