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bug #34993: [REGRESSION] FB gui support for -j/-k doesn't work

Submitted by:  Sandro Santilli <strk>
Submitted on:  Mon 05 Dec 2011 05:42:14 PM UTC  
Category: gui-fbSeverity: 3 - Normal
Release: masterStatus: In Progress
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Rob Savoye <rsavoye>
Open/Closed: Open

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Mon 05 Dec 2011 06:06:04 PM UTC, comment #3:

I'm not sure if it's Gnash's purpose to be a windowing system. As mentioned, everyone I know using Gnash in a framebuffer runs it fullscreen, as it's usually a UI of some kind. So while maybe it's cool to pop up Gnash where ever you want I'm not sure if it's truly useful for anyone else. Still, I am looking at refactoring it if possible.

Rob Savoye <rsavoye>
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Mon 05 Dec 2011 05:56:11 PM UTC, comment #2:

When I worked on that my use case was:
I'm working on something and want to see an animation/movie/whatever in the upper-right corner. Or in another corner, for that matter. Like a poor's man window system.

Sandro Santilli <strk>
Project Member
Mon 05 Dec 2011 05:48:50 PM UTC, comment #1:

This code is being refactored to work with libdevice and the newer double buffering code. I'm not entirely sure the exiting implementation was that useful in the real world, although rescaling the output window still makes minor sense. Usually when using a framebuffer, everything is full screen, and the SWF movie is scaled to fit the entire display anyway.

Rob Savoye <rsavoye>
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Mon 05 Dec 2011 05:42:14 PM UTC, original submission:

Not sure if this is a proper regression in that I'm not sure if the new support was already in last official release.

Anyway it looks like all the work I've done on FB gui between November 2010 and May 2011 about handling of -j/-k and -X/-Y got removed.

I see the code commented out in fb.cpp

Sandro Santilli <strk>
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