Giving up for now
thunderbird2k at gmail.com
Sun May 3 09:05:42 CDT 2009
On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 2:44 AM, Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/5/3 Joel Holdsworth <joel at airwebreathe.org.uk>:
>> On Sat, 2009-05-02 at 22:56 +0200, Roderick Colenbrander wrote:
>>> Why again did you need this specific alphablend method? The icon can't
>>> be converted to use some basic color keying for transparency or so?
>> The reason is that the outlines will look aliased, and there will be no
>> drop-shadows - without alpha the Tango icons won't look better than the
>> current set. Also, I figured that icon rendering should be fixed for the
>> sake of wine as a whole - which I think it should. It seems like a good
>> little task for a wine beginner, and indeed I've made a lot of progress
>> - I'm just a bit stuck.
>> The culprit is a transfer through StretchDIBits in user32 which strips
>> the alpha channel. I can't see a way round it - using StretchBlt doesn't
>> help, and neither does GdiTransparentBlt.
>> Another insentive: I suspect fixing this would also fix bug #201 which
>> is now over 8 years old!
> What format are your Tango icons in? Are you converting them to .ICO
> files as you go, or leaving them in PNG/some other known alpha channel
> supporting format?
We do support some alpha support using XRender, can't you use this
too? I think that's the general method for using alpha at the moment
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