Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Aug 2008 13:48 UTC, submitted by jcornuz
GTK+ Red Hat's David Zeuthen blogged today about the huge patch he submitted to GTK+ that will allow the toolkit to achieve resolution independence - widget and font size adapting to your screen's real estate; no more tiny application lost in the corner of your high resolution screen. Although more work is obviously required, Zeuthen's idea is to use RI as the hot-new-feature selling point of the upcoming 3.0 GTK+ release. Discussion is going on in the gtk-devel mailing list and there is an ogg video of the feature in action.
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How much must be modified? I think not that much.

GKT is what paints, mostly, so if you modify GTK, it should work pretty neath. Sure, you'd probably need more hardware acceleration, and you'll bump in driver issues and X issues if you use it (like KDE 4 does). But that's not too bad. The most annoying thing will be inconsistency with other apps. KDE will probably have this within a year, so if gnome does with 3.0 and it makes it's current schedule, they'll be there together - would be good, imho. If they both make it at the same time.

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