Suggestions for properly abstracting multiple screens.
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 11:07:55 PST 2008
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Maarten Maathuis <madman2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Currently multiple screens are not handled in the prettiest way. I
> have some suggestions how it could handled in a sane way.
> Create a root window for every physical screen, with it's own
> framebuffer. In normal situations use that window and expose that to
> Allow "fake" windows to superimposed over multiple root windows, this
> could be used if a user wants to treat two screens as one.
> Some "rules":
> - Don't try hacks like xinerama.
> - Only expose real screens to rendering backends.
> - Use screen coordinates in most of the server, only using the "fake"
> windows when deciding how to clip pictures, when communicating with
> clients, etc.
> Any thoughts on this?
ajax was working on a project called "shatter" to address this, I'm
not sure what the status is.
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