[haiku-appserver] Dual-display

  • From: "Mikael Jansson (mailing lists)" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-appserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 15:32:54 GMT

Hello again,

Is multi-display something you've considered?
What I'm thinking of in a multi-display setup like this:

A Display is a set of monitors arranged physically in a MxN layout 
without holes, where M, N >= 1.  Displays maps to workspaces 1:1.  One 
can have >= 1 Displays connected to the computer. A workspace cannot be 
displayed at the same time on > 1 Display.

Usage scenario:
Three monitors available, M1, M2, M3.  M1 and M2 forms a wide monitor, 
called D1 (Display 1). M3 is D2.  I use D2 mainly on workspaces 1 
through 4, which is where I keep mail, web and IRC.  D1 is for 
development, where I need to see output, debugger, documentation and 
the actual code at the same time. I usually use it with workspaces 5 
through 8.  If I happen to activate workspaces 5 through 8 on D2 (low-
res), I'll have a large virtual desktop I can use the mouse to pan in. 
On the other hand, if I use D1 on workspaces 1 through 4, only one of 
the monitors will be active (at least that's the naive solution.)

Is this what you guys had in mind, as well?

Moreover, is there a design document of the app_server I can read so I 
don't have to send annoying messages to the list whenever I want to 
know something, or am I forced to get an understanding of the 
app_server sauce?

Thanks in advance,
Mikael Jansson

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