Bug#935896: xfce4 fails to resize with SPICE viewer
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Control: reassign -1 xfwm4
Control: severity -1 wishlist
Control: retitle -1 add support for xrandr hotplug_mode_update property
Control: tag -1 upstream
On Tue, 2019-08-27 at 12:38 +0000, Martin wrote:
> Screen resolution did change automatically in XFCE on "jessie" when resizing
> the viewer window.
> Now this is broken in "buster" due to a change in spice-vdagent as stated
> here:  Spice-vdagent now just informs the window manager that a
> resolution change has taken place. XFCE4 ignores this notification and does
> _not_ resize.
> Expectation: XFCE needs to be fixed. Otherwise XFCE4 can not be properly
> used with SPICE as it does not resize.
Hi Martin, thanks for the report.
looking at the various pointers, it looks like the spice viewer deliberately
changed its behavior, breaking every DE in the process. While there might be
good reason to do this (one bug report mentions race conditions), it would
have been wise on their part to coordinate this with the window manager,
especially since they put the burden to implement this on them.
If you're interested in this, I advise you to explain that in a wishlist bug
in the upstream bugzilla at https://bugzilla.xfce.org. I would advise you not
to use words like above (“needs to be fixed” for example) and remember that
people are working on Xfce on their free time.
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