Fedora install support for netbooks -- small screen size

Adam Jackson ajax at redhat.com
Thu Jan 7 14:31:30 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 00:08 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:57 PM, Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com> wrote:
> > It's funny you should say that.
> >
> > We've had 800x600 as the expected minimum for _years_.  Like, since it
> > was called Red Hat Linux.  It's not even a particularly egregious
> > assumption, that's the fallback resolution for Windows 2k and later, and
> > it's the Gnome HIG minimum design size.
> >
> > That's why anaconda has a fixed-size UI, and why that fixed size happens
> > to be 800x600.
> Well minimum is fine; but it is also the maximum which is rather
> sucks, it shouldn't be hardcoded to be always 800x600 even on a
> 1980x1200 screen...

On a 2560x1600 screen, mousing all the way from the text entry fields in
the top left to the buttons in the bottom right is something of a chore.
1920x1200 isn't much better.

Arbitrarily scalable UIs are really really hard.

- ajax
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