client side decorations

Michal Suchanek hramrach at
Thu May 12 23:52:11 PDT 2011

On 13 May 2011 06:05, Bill Spitzak <spitzak at> wrote:
> mccrocai wrote:
>> That's not true.
>> DPI is not only used by font size, but also by image size and ther
>> things....
>> You don't want you 300DPI screen display *tiny tiny font*, will you?
>> By designing the protocol *DPI aware*, and force the application deal
>> with the DPI natively, we get better user experience.
> I think I didn't explain the problem right. I agree that it would be nice if
> programs were DPI-aware.
> The problem is that the idiots doing both X and windows built in
> DPI-awareness to only *PART* of the graphics api. Font sizes were chosen in
> "points". EVERY OTHER GRAPHIC was measured in pixels.
> A graphics api where everything is measured in points (ie paying attention
> to the DPI) would make sense. One where everything is measured in pixels
> would also make sense. But this combination is a stupid idea and we are
> paying for it today with the inability to scale graphics.

In Wyland everything is measured in pixels, Wayland has no fonts.

Problem solved.



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