Re: what is --enable-shaping ?

David Mihm (
Wed, 30 Dec 1998 19:43:17 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 30 Dec 1998, Thadeu Penna wrote:

! The configure help is short but I understand that we could shape the
! titlebar or even the whole window. Am I right? This option is not in
! the README, though. Is it really available? How to access it? 

	--enable-shape is to enable the Shape Extension of X, it is on by
default.  This extension allows for images, which are actually square, to
appear as though everything around it (not part of the image) is
transparent.  So the Penguin.xpm we all know and love, looks like a
penguin sitting in space, not in a box with a black background.  If you
see the black background either the xpm has had the "- c None" color
definition mundged, or you don't have the shape extensions.

	Hopefully that made sense and was correct. :)
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