Compton is a compositor for X, and a fork of xcompmgr-dana.
I was frustrated by the low amount of standalone lightweight compositors Compton was forked from Dana Jansens' fork of xcompmgr and refactored. I fixed whatever bug I found, and added features I wanted. Things seem stable, but don't quote me on it. I will most likely be actively working on this until I get the features I want. This is also a learning experience for me. That is, I'm partially doing this out of a desire to learn Xlib.
Changes from xcompmgr:
- OpenGL backend (
--backend glx), in addition to the old X Render backend.
- Inactive window transparency (
-i) / dimming (
- Titlebar/frame transparency (
- Menu transparency (
-m, thanks to Dana).
- shadows are now enabled for argb windows, e.g. terminals with transparency
- removed serverside shadows (and simple compositing)…