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Is KWin rocket science?

Feb 15, 2011, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"This weekend I played around with adding a slight animation to the BoxSwitch effect when the selection changes and when new windows are opened or existing closed. Here's the video:

"The BoxSwitch effect is now animating the selection when pressing Tab. It's moving instead of jumping as before. Another change is that all thumbnails adept to changes in their geometry when a new window is added or an existing is removed. They slide to the new position instead of just jumping there. Isn't that elegant?

"On this effect I worked together with a new possible KWin developer who does not know anything about OpenGL. So what do you think how many lines of OpenGL code this new animation contains? 100? 50? 10? or maybe 1? No you don't need to know any OpenGL to write hardware accelerated animations in KWin."

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