[squeak-dev] Fwd: Problem with fonts on Linux with compositing activated

laurent laffont laurent.laffont at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 06:58:44 UTC 2008

> Maybe it occurs more often with nice fonts, but it actually is a combined
> VM/image problem.
> The VM prefers a 32 bit X visual (with alpha channel) over a 24 bit one. If
> a compositing window manager is used, the alpha channel is used for
> transparency, but the image generally does not care about the alpha channel
> in its frame buffer.
> The olpc branch in the SVN repository has a fix for that, see
> http://tinyurl.com/6fhqmw
> - Bert -

Thank you. Any chance to have this patch included soon in an official squeak
release (as more people use compositing on linux) ?

Laurent Laffont
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