Ideal screen rotation
wjbaird at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Tue Nov 10 16:47:47 CET 2009
perhaps the landscape / portrait flag should just contrain the rotation?
So if you flip the phone 180 degrees, you get the 'expected' behaviour, but
if you just flip it 90 degrees nothing changes?
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 7:08 AM, Dave Ball <openmoko at underhand.org> wrote:
> Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 12:00:31AM +0000, Dave Ball wrote:
> >> option1: New atoms in the _NET_WM_STATE property.
> >> - _NET_WM_STATE_LANDSCAPE
> >> - _NET_WM_STATE_PORTRAIT
> >> If neither is present for a given window, WM can choose (based on
> >> the accelerometers). Both present is an error - or could be defined
> >> as leave the window in it's current orientation.
> >> option2: New property.
> >> _NET_WM_ORIENTATION
> >> 0 = Either / WM decides
> >> 1 = Landscape
> >> 2 = Portrait
> > There are two landscape positions and 2 portrait positions :)
> Doh - of course! Which would lead to:
> 0 = Either / WM decides
> 1 = Landscape
> 2 = Portrait
> 3 = Landscape inverted
> 4 = Portrait inverted
> However, what's the use-case for an application requesting either of the
> inverted states? I can't see when those would be useful - in terms of
> hints the app would supply.
> Obviously, if the WM was deciding orientation based on the device
> position, you would correctly rotate to the inverted states, but if an
> application is built for portrait or landscape is there any reason a
> developer would not want the "normal" portrait/landscape orientation for
> the device?
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