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Re: Abysmal state of GTK build

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: Abysmal state of GTK build
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 09:15:41 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Payas Relekar <relekarpayas@gmail.com> writes:

> I only have personal experience, so apologies in advance if I miss
> something obvious. I use Plasma desktop (used Gnome for years before)
> on my laptop as no-frills feature rich Desktop Environment. I do not
> like messing around with Xresources and like things to Just Work™.
> My laptop display is plain old 15" 1080p, but usually connect with
> external monitor (27" 4K). On X11 there is no option for external
> display except 1080p so all the pixels go to waste. Only on Wayland can
> I select 4K and different DPI settings (125% on laptop display + 175% on
> external). From what I've read this is fairly consistent with other
> people's experiences.

All of those options... aren't actually part of X.  Including Xft.dpi
and such.  There could easily also be a mapping between CRTC identifiers
and scale factors in xsettings.

> As you mention, there is probably a way to get X11 to behave the same,
> but if this option is not straightforward enough to be implemented and
> made available by a DE as config-loaded as Plasma then we can safely
> consider it to be out of skill/interest of majority of computer users.

External monitors aside, HiDPI works fine on most X desktop environments
(I don't know about Plasma) out of the box.

> Good point. But this discussion focuses more on future that status quo.

When will that future be, if under Wayland the protocols for input
methods, server-side decorations and output management (for which there
are actually multiple protocols) are still unstable?

> Oh no, perhaps I misspoke. WSL2 is basically a Linux VM that comes built
Did you mean GNU/Linux?

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