[Xcb] 7.7 katamari Release Notes draft & RC1 content list

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Fri Apr 6 21:44:55 PDT 2012

On 04/ 1/12 04:06 PM, Josh Triplett wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 07:53:24PM -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>>         </p><div class="sect4" title="Changed behavior caused by DDC."><div class="titlepage"><div><div><h5 class="title"><a id="Changed_behavior_caused_by_DDC."></a>Changed behavior caused by DDC.</h5></div></div></div><p>
>>             Several drivers use DDC information to set the screen size and
>>             pitch.  This can be overridden by explicitly resetting it to
>>             the and non-DDC default value 75 with the <code class="option">-dpi 75</code>
>> 	    command line option for the X
>>             server, or by specifying appropriate screen dimensions with the
>>             "DisplaySize" keyword in the "Monitor" section of the config
>>             file.
> As nice as it would be to have X go back to automatically having
> readable fonts on modern high-DPI displays, this paragraph no longer
> describes the current behavior of the X server.  X now gathers display
> size information from DDC at startup, prints it to the server log, then
> discards it and uses hard-coded incorrect values.
> Suggested replacement text:
> The X server previously used DDC information to detect screen size and
> pitch, and compute DPI automatically, allowing fonts and other UI
> elements to automatically scale to appropriate sizes.  This mechanism
> worked reasonably well for many single-monitor cases, but did not
> compute accurate DPI values for multi-monitor cases or less common
> single-display setups.  Thus, this autodetection has been removed, and
> the X server no longer tries to compute an appropriate DPI value.  All
> users wanting fonts, physical measurement units, and other UI elements
> scaled appropriately for their display (including users for whom
> autodetection previously worked) must now set DPI or some other scaling
> factor explicitly, either via the X server's -dpi option, a DPI setting
> in their graphical enironment, or an alternate scaling mechanism
> provided by their environment.

Applied that change - thanks.

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc

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