Ideal screen rotation

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak seba.dos1 at
Sun Nov 8 13:39:03 CET 2009

On 11/8/09, Carsten Haitzler <raster at> wrote:
> 1. omnewroatte ONLY listens to accelerometers and talks to the wm (via any
> mechanism you like) telling it what position the phone is in. that is all it
> does. nothing else. all other decisions are made by the wm base on as you
> said
> above, the properties of the window - which app is currently active (change
> apps between one that wants to be portrait wants to be landscape, the wm has
> to
> flip orientation when you flip apps. etc. for example - e already has a
> config
> dialog for changing screen resoltion and rotation. it already handles this
> stuff - it's missing the logic of reading some as-yet-uninvented property
> from
> a window and 2. handling that property with respect to rotation. any wm can
> do
> this. this is definitely a job that belongs in properties of a window and
> the
> wm to read them, follow their changes, and "do the right thing")

Then there is no need for omnewrotate, as fsodeviced is already doing
exactly that via dbus.

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak

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