RandR 1.3 additions?

Dave Airlie airlied at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 15:49:15 PDT 2007

On 7/14/07, Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> So, if you're monitoring the xorg-commit list, you will have seen an
> addition to RandR float by. I think we should consider what stuff should
> be in a 1.3 version of RandR at this point; we have several good
> suggestions:
>      1. DPMS events. This is what Eric added in his randr-dpms branch.
>         This adds an event delivered when an output changes DPMS status,
>         allowing applications to detect when the screen is blanked for
>         any reason.
>      2. Per-output DPMS set/get. Right now, DPMS setting is global.
>         Allowing applications to set DPMS levels individually for each
>         output would provide some useful functionality.
>      3. Panning rectangle. RandR 1.2 drops the old built-in panning
>         functionality as you rarely want your extended-mode monitors to
>         all follow the mouse around the virtual desktop. If we, instead,
>         allowed each crtc to automatically pan within a limited
>         rectangle, we would be able to use panning again in a way
>         consistent with RandR. The Xinerama information provided to
>         applications would then mark the set of panning rectangles
>         instead of the set of crtc mode rectangles.
> Are there other things we should consider adding to the RandR protocol
> at this point?

A property for changing the Xinerama setup.. so you can decide primary montior..


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