Ideal screen rotation

Dave Ball openmoko at
Tue Nov 10 18:28:11 CET 2009

Warren Baird wrote:
> I meant that it should *constrain* the behaviour of rotation - more or 
> less like omnewrotate behaves now, but skipping over the two 
> 'incorrect' orientations. 
> so if the app says 'landscape', it's still flip between xrandr -o 1 
> and xrandr -o 3 as you rotate the phone, but won't flip to xrandr -o 0 
> or xrandr -o 2.
> I don't think it will normally makes sense for an application to 
> specficially request 'xrandr -o 3' - they will usually just want to be 
> sure that they are displayed in portrait or landscape mode.
ok, we can make that a policy decision in the WM, but the app only needs 
to specify portrait or landscape.


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