Olivier Fourdan fourdan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 10:41:50 CET 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 9:29 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:
> On mar, 2009-02-17 at 09:19 +0000, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
>> > Beside bitching, is there anything I/we can help with?
>> I see no blocker in BZ, so let's release. Really, I mean it,
> There is the DPI issue (yeah, I know). Stephan discovered that using -1
> in xsettings means using the default value *in pango* (or cairo?) which
> is 96. And if there's no default in pango, then it's the default value
> in cairo, which is 75. And if there's no default in cairo, use the one
> from fontconfig, which seems to be 72.

Well, if this bug is so important, why isn't it marked as blocker?

> Basically, it seems to me that using -1 is really not a good idea, you
> don't really know what will happens. 96 maybe, but you're not really
> sure. The way gnome-settings-daemon does it is to use the value stored
> in gconf if it exists, or ask the xserver what it thinks (if the value
> seems impossible (iirc less than 50 or over 5000), then it uses 96.

That's not too much work, I can cook up a patch fairly quickly,


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