UPDATE: BUG: Re: aterms not listening to -tr

Phil Dibowitz (phil@ipom.com)
Wed, 09 Oct 2002 04:14:39 -0700

I upgraded my original box to find out that now this TOO does not have 
transparency working anymore. So I thought it was a bug in the debian build. 
So I did some research.

Turns out the latest version of aterm (0.4.2) has a bug where -tr doesn't have 
any effect if:
- you use -sh
- or if backgroundType resource is set

The bug was already submitted to the debian package maintainer, BUT I compiled 
the STRAIGHT SOURCE from the aterm website and found the same behavior.

Transparency works fine for me if I don't use -sh, but fails otherwise. More 
information on this bug can be found here:


I find this rather saddening since I only recently switched to aterms, and did 
so mostly because of the nice psuedo transparency....

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