[lsb-discuss] X11 Extensions for Fullscreen OpenGL
jeff at licquia.org
Wed Apr 30 07:46:01 PDT 2008
Jan Emoti wrote:
> Given that a large percentage of the world's graphics hardware is
> (still) dependent on proprietary drivers, then in those cases randr may
> fail at runtime, and what message should the user be given if Xxf86vm is
> no longer around? Tell them to fetch it off the internet? Should it be
> then packaged with the app, for each platform, kernel, and distro?
"Fail gracefully" is always a good idea. Either run with reduced
functionality, or report the problem in as nice a way as possible.
I doubt packaging with the app would be feasible in this case, at least
from the LSB's point of view. I don't believe that the interfaces used
to communicate with the X server are supported.
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