[oe] [RFC] Adding screen dimensions to machine configs
rpurdie at rpsys.net
Mon Jul 9 22:44:35 CEST 2007
On Mon, 2007-07-09 at 21:19 +0100, Graeme Gregory wrote:
> On Monday 09 July 2007 21:01:36 Dr. Michael Lauer wrote:
> > To summarize:
> > It looks like we can agree to adding information to the
> > MACHINE_DISPLAY_ namespace.
> > However, we're undecided regarding the semantics. Some of think the
> > physical hardware information need to be there, some of us want the
> > logical (including kernel-level gfx hardware rotation), some of us
> > want a high-level meaning.
> > How do we proceed now? Collect more arguments in favour or against or
> > shall we vote? Who is having a voice?
> I would vote for using the version that gives the most information and
> therefore the other information can be derived.
> You can infer that inside your opie/x11/other system you have a 640x480
> But from
> You cannot infer the rotation.
> So I think having the physical parameters including rotation is essential.
Well said :). If you give the physical information you can derive the
rest. If you give "logical" information you can't get back to the
physical which is why formfactor gives physical parameters.
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