Ubuntu: Is Client Side Decoration(CSD) dead?



Question:

As stated by KWin developer Martin: http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2010/10/kwin-at-uds/

I just wanted someone to confirm it... :-)


Solution:1

It is. A main compiz developer had previously spoken against it here, so it's obvious that with him also working on unity, this "feature" would be dropped.


Solution:2

Yes, it was officially decided at this UDS that client side windows had too many drawbacks to be worth the benefits. The Unity developers, a compiz developer, and a KWin developer have agreed on a new approach that lets window decorations paint the background of the window as well as the decorations. Rejoice.


Solution:3

Unfortunately, client side decorations are alive and well in the GNOME side of the pond, and starting with GTK+ 3.12, GTK applications have CSD enabled by default even on non-GNOME window managers.

This is aweful and completely breaks the user experience for non-GNOME users.


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