[Bf-committers] HiDPI notes for other OS'es

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at pandora.be
Mon Jul 1 17:50:27 CEST 2013

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 6:16 PM, Reuben Martin <reuben.m at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Saturday, June 29, 2013 04:47:09 PM Brecht Van Lommel wrote:
>> It's not a reliable value to use, because it's not correctly reported
>> by many monitors, and does not actually correspond to the DPI assumed
>> by any other UI toolkit. I've looked for the right value for quite a
>> while, but only conclusion I can find is that none of
>> Gnome/KDE/Xfce/GTK/Qt/.. have proper high DPI support on Linux/X11,
>> it's just not implemented. If one of them did we could copy the same
>> mechanism to detect DPI.
> Blog post from yesterday may provide insight into how others are tackling the
> issue.
> http://blogs.gnome.org/alexl/2013/06/28/hidpi-support-in-gnome/

Thanks for the link, good to see there is some effort underway to
implement this natively, this is exactly the kind of thing that's


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