[TxMt] TM 2.0 // visual effects via CoreVideo?

Baluta Cristian cristi.baluta at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 12:53:21 UTC 2008

If you want usability, use opaque backgrounds, no offence.

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 3:00 PM, Dennis Amrouche <dennis at screenlabor.de>

> Hello Allan,
> I found this on the net today:
> http://www.simplehelp.net/2008/04/24/how-to-blurminal-your-os-x-terminal/
> Its a hack of the terminal via SIMBL giving transparent backgrounds of
> Terminal a 'blur effect'.
> For a certain degree 'blurring backgrounds' improve usability, instead of
> being GUI-toy only.
> Also, it would integrate well into GUI changes of OSX that came with
> Leopard.
> Could something similar be on the roadmap?
> BTW: This 'blurring' effect could be accompanied (fo' tha freakanoidz) by
> effects like 'invertation of the background', making it B/W or applying
> textures to it.
> And Im thinking these kinds of effects will be supported by Core
> technology,  having in mind that you stated TM2.0 will be absolutly build on
> core libraries of OSX 10.5 Leopard :0)
> Thanks in advance!
> Dennis
> ps: But I also have in mind that you dont think TM will have its own
> background-images, so I consider that you dont put any priority on these GUI
> things :0(
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