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Re: [opensuse-factory] bug 1022830 GTK3 apps not honoring system-wide DPI settings
On 17.10.2017 13:42, Felix Miata wrote:
Richard Brown composed on 2017-10-17 09:36 (UTC+0200):

Take your concerns regarding this bug to the upstream GNOME community
where they belong.

1-I tried that, and had no luck figuring out where any such discussion has
place. All I found is the disdainful (Clasen/RedHat) attitude in comment 3 whose foundation
laid upon a much older (RedHat originated) usurpation of sensible behavior,
is, not employing the server's automatic display density calculation (not
letting the computer do the computing), which would obviate need for need for
manual override in the first place:
"xserver forces 96 DPI on randr-1.2-capable drivers, overriding correct
"Please add option to avoid forcing of 96dpi"

2-I'm not part of the Gnome community and don't expect ever will be. Gnome is
what turned me off of Linux on first exposure to it two decades ago. It took
through Mandrake and later SUSE to overcome that poor taste. I use Mozilla
thus the thorn that is GTK) only due to absence of alternatives. What standing
would I have to be heard there?

This isn't just about Gnome. It's about surreptitious forcing, absent explicit
specification, of 96 DPI in Xorg, of which Xft.dpi (about which bug 757142) is
only one method. 96 DPI is an anti-usability, anti-accessibility travesty upon
those with poorer than average vision, the underlying reason for my interest
the subject bug.

Well, if corporate officials are so keen on breaking their distro just for the
sake of some solidarity with Gnome/KDE/FD madmen, maybe we should rely on user
repoes for that. Does anyone already keep branch-forks on OBS for Xorg and GTK3
with these DPI patches ? I'm too lazy to do it for myself and don't have
necessity yet but would switch to them without a second thought.

Or maybe it's time to switch distro entirely. They already ditched live
installer, so, I wouldn't be able to reliably do new TW installs with my fixes
anyway. And there are seem to be some alternatives rising with their analogues
to OBS. And from countries that don't recognize software patenting to that.
Their updates are slower and community is smaller, thought. Yet.

It seems that public build farm that gives us the ability to selectively defy
anti-user behaviour like this is the last and only thing that's going for
openSUSE these days.

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