[PATCH] xrandr: Remove --clone / --extend support code

Yann Droneaud ydroneaud at mandriva.com
Mon Jan 4 10:28:41 PST 2010

Le lundi 04 janvier 2010 à 18:56 +0100, Matthias Hopf a écrit :
> On Nov 17, 09 15:39:02 +0100, Yann Droneaud wrote:
> > Code handling --clone and --extend is not unused.
> > The usage message regarding those options was already commented out.
> That is... interesting. Thanks for finding this.
> Question is just whether removing the code won't have side effects - the
> user API changes as --clone and --extend are no longer accepted. If some
> 3rd party utility relies on that it might break.

Options --clone and --extend were not documented in the man page.
Trying some searches on various search engines returns some references
to those options: http://keithp.com/blogs/randr_1.2_update/index.html

BTW, 3rd utilities relying on a broken xrandr are broken too. As a user,
getting an error message instead of nothing happening is definitely a

My 2 cents.

Thanks for the review.


Yann Droneaud

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