[FFe] [UIFe]: Multimonitor support for Unity-2d

Bug #954175 reported by Albert Astals Cid on 2012-03-13
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unity-2d
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metacity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

In order to provide an acceptable multimonitor experience in Unity-2d we request Feature Freeze & UI Freeze Exemptions so that we can merge the branches for Unity-2d and metacity that implement that feature.

The metacity code is needed to make it expose the proprietary _UNITY_NET_WORKAREA_REGION atom, to support struts in the middle of the workarea and to report union of workspaces in _NET_WORKAREA instead of just one
Three bugs for that can be found at
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/metacity/+bug/798156
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/metacity/+bug/947249
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/metacity/+bug/950774
The branch that is going to be merged can be found at https://code.launchpad.net/~aacid/metacity/metacity_multimonitor_struts

The unity-2d code is needed to make the unity-2d-shell, unity-2d-panel and unity-2d-spread binaries screen aware, it implements the design specifications for MultiMonitor
The branch that is going to be merged can be found at https://code.launchpad.net/~unity-2d-team/unity-2d/Shell-MultiMonitor

This increases feature parity with regard to Unity launcher-per-screen (if user enables it), dash showing in the correct screen, hud showing in the correct screen, launcher marking the correct windows per screen, etc.

More information to follow

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description: updated
Gerry Boland (gerboland) on 2012-03-13
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: none → 5.8
Gerry Boland (gerboland) on 2012-03-14
summary: - Feature Freeze Excemption: Multimonitor support for Unity-2d
+ [FFe] [UIFe]: Multimonitor support for Unity-2d
Gerry Boland (gerboland) on 2012-03-14
description: updated
Kate Stewart (kate.stewart) wrote :

Approved. This will help make the unity and unity-2d story more coherent. This feature should be landing independent of other bug fixes, based on discussions last week.

Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → In Progress
David Planella (dpm) wrote :

The translations and docs teams were notified about the change. Does this modification add or change any translatable strings?

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-03-15
Changed in unity-2d:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
milestone: 5.8 → 5.7
Albert Astals Cid (aacid) wrote :

@David: No there's no string change or addition

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Fixed in metacity 1:2.34.1-1ubuntu8

Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
affects: metacity → null
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-03-19
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2012-07-15
no longer affects: null
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