Fvwm 2.5.12 and transparency patch

Is the transparency patch still needed in the new unstable 2.5.12 release? If so, where can I get it and how do I do it?

I think it’s included as the man pages explicitly mention the Transparent and RootTransparent options, unless you were talking about translucency this is still a separate patch (I just checked the ebuild in the portage tree), I have no idea where to get it but I could upload the version from portage if you wish.


yes I’m talking about translucency :slight_smile:
It would be nice to have the patch :smiley:

Thanks a lot

I’ve put them online here , there’s a mail from a fvwm mailinglist that details it’s use here.

Enjoy :slight_smile:

I had one FAILED hunk or something like that whilst patching, but I compiled fvwm and everything works just fine. Thanks for your help.

If everything works just fine (including the transparency) then I wouldn’t worry much about it as long as thing don’t start to get buggy or so.

Are those the fvwm-metisse patches that canbe found here: fvwm-themes.sourceforge.net/patch/ ?

Where is the ebuild in the portage tree I can’t f ind it.

if it is the same fvwm-metisse patch, I have the patch downloaded and unzipped, but I can’t get to the README.patch file, and I have no idea what to do from here. Need a little help!

They probably are the Metisse patches, though I suppose they’re for specific Fvwm versions. As far as I can tell Metisse comes with it’s own patched version of Fvwm (fvwmi) , just trying to patch you fvwm installation won’t get Metisse running I think…

But you might want to check out Metisse’s homepage.