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Re: Libertine - user folders


so this would be why it would be nice to have compiz like effects in Mir, if we could expose the 3d rendering pipeline to extension then that would allow for funky gesture controlled zooming that might look a bit like this


to allow a dinky screen to display full size applications in a readable way and if it is built into the compositor none of the apps need to care about it. You could also maybe have a gesture for rescaling a window without letting the window know it's dimensions changed if we have per-surface scale factors built into Mir.


On 28/04/16 15:56, Omer Akram wrote:
Hi Stephen,

While it would be really great if *all* the apps were updated to scale properly on all kind of screen resolutions, I am afraid that's not something we can expect to happen.

What we could try is to use a similar technique as of gnome and scale everything 2X, then use xrandr' scale+panning depending on the resolutions of the device. This, in-return ensures crystal clear fonts and no tiny looking widgets.

To counter something similar on my X1 Carbon(1080p) I have set Unity' scale factor to 2X (if I set anything between 1 and 2, widgets don't scale) and run this on startup:
  $ xrandr --output eDP1 --scale 1.25x1.25 --panning 2400x1350

That gave me the best working experience with Unity7 desktop, so I hope we can use a similar technique for Apps running from Libertine container as well.


On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 6:10 PM, Stephen M. Webb <stephen.webb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:stephen.webb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    On 16-04-27 11:24 PM, Mitchell Reese wrote:
    > Hi - am loving using Libertine, and chroot filesystems - great
    concept! Couple questions:
    > 1. How do I edit which folders are shown to libertine apps?
    I.e., both with the 'puritine' container, and my custom
    > 'extra' container, I'm shown several folders in my home
    directory, but not all. I.e., Downloads is missing, as well as
    > several custom folders. I'm aware I can bind-mount to folders
    inside the chroot, but there seems to be the default
    > configuration somewhere that I'm missing.

    There is no place to configure what gets mounted. It's
    purposefully restricted for confinement reasons.

    > 2. Gui for all Libertine apps is tiny!!! How do I edit the
    default libertine font sizes?

    Most desktop apps were designed for last century's hardware and
    assume a display with 96 pixels per inch. Today's 4k
    displays and pocket computer screens run at about 300 pixels per
    inch or better.  That means when you open up a legacy
    application from last century on your phone or tablet screen, it's
    going to be teeny tiny.  We're working on trying to
    upscale automatically, but (a) upscaling will look less than
    satisfactory and won't be pixel-perfect and (2) there isn't
    enough screen real estate to show everything when upscaled.

    You'll find the legacy apps look OK on a large external monitor
    with a traditional legacy pixel density.

    The only good solution to this problem is to bring the apps
    forward to 2016 and port them to run natively.  That's up to
    the app developers.

    > 3. Libreoffice can't open documents from the content hub.
    libreoffice come up as an option, but won't actually open
    > anything. I currently can only open docs from withi.
    Libreoffice. Are there any workarounds for this?

    This is, unfortunately, still on the backlog for tasks left to do.

    Stephen M. Webb  <stephen.webb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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