Do is so shiny, does it need compositing to run?

Created by Alex Launi on on 2009-01-13
composite themes

The answer is yes and no, do does not need a composited desktop environment to run, but you will be limited to one Do theme if you do not have compositing. In order to use the more stylish Do themes, you must have compositing enabled in your environment. You should note that compositing does not necessarily mean compiz. If you have an older computer that cannot handle OpenGL, you can still have compositing. Metacity, the GNOME window manager has a compositor that works on older computers. To enable the Metacity compositor set the gconf key in /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager to true, or start Metacity with the -c flag.