Clients reading their surface position on screen

Christopher James Halse Rogers chris at
Wed Jul 23 03:05:46 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 7:11 AM, Thomi Richards 
<thomi.richards at> wrote:
> This may, or may not all be true, but none of it helps solve the 
> problem :)
> I think this conversation is drifting away from the original point. 
> Are there any strong objections to making the existing Qt API "just 
> work" on mir?

Fundamentally I think the strong objection is that we cannot make the 
Qt API work *in general*. There is not necessarily a 1-1 mapping of 
client-coordinate-space to screen-space.

Much of the time there will be such a mapping, but we'd prefer to not 
expose an API that's going to mysteriously fail some of the time.

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