snapshot and animation capture
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Jan 29 19:53:47 CET 2016
> At the risk of throwing a spanner in the works I want to refer you
> to this:
> "Hi all, Some weeks ago,
> I reported that windowShape was not working in my Lubuntu Linux setup.
> After looking around and testing many recipes,
> finally I found the program that works in my setup.
> The windowshape property was not working in Lubuntu Linux because it
> does not include,
> by default a composite manager."
> posted by someone wiser than me.
That was Alejandro, and AFAIK he and I are among the very few people in
the LC community using Lubuntu specifically (and in all fairness I only
run it on my oldest computer; everything else runs Ubuntu which includes
the Compiz compositor).
If the chart showing number of users running different Linux distros in
the middle of this page is any guide, not much of an issue:
Of the ones shown there, AFAIK only Xubuntu lacks a compositor; Lubuntu
isn't even on the list. Like Puppy Linux and other slim distros, both
Xubuntu and Lubuntu are designed to run on older machines or in
configurations that don't meet the minimum requirements for more
fully-features distros like Fedora, Ubuntu, or Mint. Of the two Lubuntu
is slightly leaner in its disk and RAM requirements, so I'm not sure why
Xubuntu is more popular, but regardless consider them both in the bigger
With Xubuntu at probably less than 5% of Linux' 5% of desktop computers,
the number of affected users among the total addressable market is very,
If we were to look at Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Puppy Linux, and other such
distros combined, I'd be surprised if the lot of them totaled more than
0.01% of desktops in use.
And even then, not much to worry about since we choose these lightweight
distros for specific reasons, and we know what we're in for. Software
that requires compositing generally only runs on beefier hardware, so
when we choose a lightweight distro we understand we're not going to
have as many apps available to us, and that's generally okay for the
cases where we want a light OS.
When we need a compositor we know where to get it - after all, how else
could we run the cube? :)
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