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Re: [trinity-users] Wiki CSS (was: tips on getting TDE to run smoothly)

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:46:06 -0500
On Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:43:19 +0100
Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...> wrote:

> That's a problem TDE will have to address too, globaly. I've had a (short) 
> encounter with an HiDPI screen (which is another example of basic stupidity, 
> as HiDPI may be nice for video, maybe gaming, but is totaly useless for work) 
> and TDE was really a pain, because it was designed in a time where such 
> resolutions did not exist and is bitmap based.
> Windows 10 adapts well, even Gnome 3 can more or less cope with it.
> So I's say either we provide good bitmaps for HiDPI (I'd be happy to help 
> there), or we turn to scalable elements (seems quite a rewrite), or in the 
> end TDE disappears, because new laptops all come with HiDPI, even cheap 
> chinese ones.

TDE already has SVG support for some things, but it may need to be extended
into additional parts of the UI (lacking a HiDPI screen to test, I can't say
exactly where those would be, though).  Other than that, the main things needed 
would be better support for font scaling, and at least one window manager theme 
and widget set designed to flex without looking utterly ugly.  I think.

I'm starting to think I should be looking for a HiDPI screen I can stick on the
Raspberry Pi cluttering the shelf above my desk, so that I can at least float a
sane minimal proposal . . .
> Why is another question - the screen in front of me is a 27" ,  1920x1080 one 
> and I can't see any reason for changing it.

Two reasons that I can think of:  talking points for marketing, and economies of 
scale in production.  Nothing to do with end users, in other words.

E. Liddell