Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Dec 2007 18:27 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
GTK+ "GNOME theme engine designer Andrea Cimitan has implemented support for transparent widgets in the Murrine GTK theme engine, bringing Vista-like translucent glass effects to the GNOME desktop. Cimitan used RGBA colormaps to implement the feature and says that, with only 10 or 20 extra lines of code, translucency can easily be added to other theme engines that support RGBA. Cimitan says that the addition of translucency effects proves that critics of GTK are wrong. "[I]n the last week I've seen a lot of people claiming about 'lacks' of Gtk+ capabilities," wrote Cimitan in a blog entry. "Some of them still think that Gtk+ doesn't have RGBA support... Or it will require nasty hacks. This is absolutely false."
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RE[2]: What?
by joolz on Thu 13th Dec 2007 19:28 UTC in reply to "RE: What?"
joolz
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2007-01-16

It can be done, and is being done. Most modern terminals support real transparent background in a compositing environment. I've had it for years.

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