Remove randr 1.1 support in xfce4-display-settings?

Jérôme Guelfucci jeromeg at
Sun Jul 4 12:35:27 CEST 2010

On 04/07/10 12:16, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On dim., 2010-07-04 at 11:48 +0200, Jérôme Guelfucci wrote:
>> I propose that we drop the randr 1.1 only support from our display
>> stack. It brings very little benefits as (afaik) it is only useful for
>> proprietary drivers which also offer their own graphical tool to handle
>> displays AND it is a real maintenance burden and slows development
>> (testing all scenarios is really annoying).
> What does this exactly mean for proprietary drivers? That the display
> settings tool will be useless but they still can do stuff with the
> proprietary tool? Or that they can do some stuff at the moment they
> won't be able to do later?
> In the former case, I'm all with droping 1.1 stuff, In the latter case,
> it might not be a good idea.

Let's be honest, the 4.6 xfce4-display-settings is almost totally 
useless. It "magically" works for some people but it fails with most 
configurations. So we won't have regressions ^^ We fixed a bunch of 
those issues in the current branch though.

> Are we sure though that the proprietary drivers are the only ones
> without randr 1.2 support?

I just asked on xorg-devel:

"intel radeon nouveau nv geode smi support it. the rest don't. or 
    something like that."



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