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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Good gawd that's not RI
by tyrione on Thu 7th Aug 2008 18:25 UTC
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Bitmap graphics predefines redrawing to screen at pre-defined font size changes isn't Resolution Independence.

As everyone said about every point on the screen being a vector you also want each view to be indepedent in scope ala Global Coordinates vs. Local Coordinates and therefore be able to have varying sizes, per desktop view, per window view, per object.

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