Classic Mode bundle
Marco Pesenti Gritti
mpg at redhat.com
Wed Mar 7 12:40:58 EST 2007
On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 12:34 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 12:15 -0500, Jim Gettys wrote:
> > Thanks greatly, Owen! This fills an immediate need.
> > On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 12:04 -0500, Owen Williams wrote:
> > > Classic Mode is a bundle that embeds a Xephyr session in an activity.
> > > It's very useful for running non-sugarized programs.
> > >
> > > It was originally written by Dan Williams, and I've brought it up to
> > > date with a proper icon and the newer activity API. It only works on
> > > the devel builds (at the moment), but it includes the Xephyr runtime so
> > > it doesn't need to be installed by yum. Eventually I'll bundle xterm
> > > and twm with it and make a non-devel-build friendly version.
> > We can/should do better than twm these days: Puppylinux uses jwm, as an
> > example.
> > Among other things, I'd like to not have dependencies on Xaw and Xt, Xmu
> > and the like in anything that may commonly be used.
> One problem I always had with this was the font sizes are really, really
> small in everything. I don't know if that's actually "correct" because
> our DPI is so high, or if something in the X -> Xephyr -> app pipeline
> is incorrectly interpreting the DPI. But making the apps actually
> readable would be a good thing to do.
Prolly Xephyr default to 96 as dpi. You can just call it with the -dpi
option, passing the right dpi. We are doing it for the sugar emulator...
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