Commit 2f7258d2 authored by chrysn's avatar chrysn

moved todo list to alioth

parent cf1faa3e
ARandR TODO list
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* add option to make layout default on startup by means of desktop environment integration
* implement missing xrandr 1.2 features: reflect, additional modes (for forcibly applying saved layouts so they are already active when an output is connected), fb, fbmm/dpi
* call xrandr without blocking
* receive notifications on changes (XRRScreenChangeNotify)
ARandR's bugs and feature requests are nowadays being tracked at the `ARandR issue tracker on alioth`__.
* useful resources: <http://www.mail-archive.com/sawfish-list@gnome.org/msg03630.html> (a patch to sawfish for xrandr event support), Xrandr.c (that defines XRRSelectInput), SelInput.c (compare XSelectInput /XRRSelectInput), ./eventdemo.py
* use x-on-resize (http://keithp.com/blogs/x-on-resize/)
* don't reset displays moved over edges; instead, move as far as possible
* allow setting dpi
* integrate related settings: (might end up writing a complete configuration manager, which is not my intention)
* xsetwacom
* gnome-panel layout (is this 1.3's --primary?)
* integrate new 1.3 features (projection matrix, panning (requested in <http://forum.eee-pc.de/viewtopic.php?t=8035>))
* getting the matrix right manually can be difficult. zbar since 0.10 provides recognition for qr codes; plan is like this:
1. user starts arandr
2. user connects webcam
3. arandr makes displays show qr codes with their names
4. user holds webcam where his head is
5. arandr knows what he sees and can position displays and offer to apply a matrix
* be more intelligent about future xrandr versions (cf debian #523903)
* parse versions instead of just looking for a string -- '1.3' in output_string won't help detecting an 1.4 client that spews new keywords
* read --props, parse edid (using parse-edid from read-edid; dispcalGUI has dispcalGUI/edid.py with a parse_edid that just works), maybe even offer setting properties
* sigrok has a pure python implementation at http://sigrok.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=sigrok/sigrok;a=blob;f=libsigrokdecode/decoders/edid/edid.py
* make script properties editable (and explain what it does)
* provide example scripts
* for rotation
* for setting background images?
* have inactive outpus in a side bar, showing their size?
* gracefully handle
* loading files describing invalid state
* naming transitions (LVDS -> LVDS1)
* unimplemented options (--right-of)
* setting configuration based on hardware: this calls for two additional programs -- one that listens for hardware changes and executes a command when something changes, and one that acts on a change and sets the last used configuration with that hardware (or something else configurable). Martin Insulander suggestes this (with my comments in *[]*):
..
1. When …
a) the monitor setup changes (trigger through hal or udev)
*[afaik there is no such thing currently in udev; i'd rather have xrandr with a --listen / --on-change-exec option. furthermore, other mechanisms that do the same thing should be identified to avoid conflicts]*
b) X starts
2. Identify all monitors through EDID
*[using this is already on the todo list]*
3. If the setup …
a) has been used before:
4a. Set the setup that was used last time with this configuration.
*[that requires the xrandr shell scripts to have an additional line, something like "ln -sf ../$MYFILENAME > ~/.screenlayout/last_used/$HASH_OF_HARDWARE"]*
b) Else
4b. Show a notification about new screen setup
4c. Clicking on the notification starts for example Arandr
* integrate xvattr for mirror mode (cf http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12 section "XV Overlay on only one display") -- but is this still alive at all?
* integrate --randr-display in gui configuration and add more options than "DISPLAY=${} xrandr" (for example "ssh some-server xrandr", maybe even with zeroconf detection of ssh hosts, but i digress)
* use distutils translation build system instead of custom one (compare hotot package)
* optional "timeout" for applying setting ("does this work? click ok, otherwise it will revert in...")
* add an option for setting sth at startup (compare https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/arandr/+bug/1015933)
.. __: https://alioth.debian.org/tracker/?func=browse&group_id=100834&atid=413123
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