Re: Screen size for apps
> Any applications should run on any resolution and should query the X
> for the screen size during startup (or donīt optionally).
> Programs that need some special mode just fall under the term
> "Buggy". xanim/smpeg/mpeg_play/xaos are buggy, because they donīt work
> on 24 Bit displays. Moonlight is buggy, since it needs 1024x768-16.
> If you know any more, file bugs against them.
> Oh, I forgot my favourite apps: Netscape wonīt work with 2/3/4/5 bit
> displays and XF86Setup requires more than 320x200.
Isn't this expecting a bit much? After all, we cannot reasonably
expect authors to extend all programs to work in 2-bit mode--
it just doesn't make sense sometimes.
For example, consider a program to render wireframes
in 3-d with red/blue separation. It simply requires a sufficient
display. In my opinion, the same basic problem exists to a lesser
extent with a program which requires a lot of programmer time per
supported bit-depth. It simply might to better to warn the
users rather than blame the authors.