xrandr dual-screen usability survery (Was: Dual-head config broke with update to 1.4.2)

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Thu Feb 18 06:57:22 PST 2010

Eeri Kask wrote:
> Am 17 Feb 2010 12:38:16, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com> schrieb:
>>> And aside from that, didn't you say earlier that the Intel
>>> driver actually has it removed and that it is official Xorg
>>> policy that keeping classic dual-screen alive is not intended?
>> Yes, the intel driver has removed it.  It's not policy to remove
>> zaphod mode, but none of the active Xorg developers that I know
>> of use it and very few users overall use it, so it doesn't get
>> tested much.
>> We are all busy so it's not a high priority.
> Is it correct to deduce, nvidia software engineers either
> (1) are not busy, or
> (2) don't discriminate less widespread X11-technology use cases?

or (3) have paying customers who want it to be supported, so it's
worth them spending the time needed on it?   (I have no knowledge
of whether that's the case or not, it just seems like an obvious
possibility that you overlooked, since Nvidia pays developers to
work on Xorg drivers because it brings in revenue for them.)

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at sun.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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