[OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm] Add support for retina displays (#378)

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[OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm] Add support for retina displays (#378)

Stephan Eggermont-4
 

I just installed Pharo & Squeak and my first impression is rather bad. Nothing screams ancient / unmaintained / not production ready / shitty like no support for retina displays. It has been 6 years since retina displays were released and they should really be supported by now.

This has been listed on https://github.com/pharo-project/pharo-workingRoadmaps/blob/master/Pharo7/ROADMAP.md#vm for quite a few years, but apparently nothing has happened yet. From a user standpoint, this should be of really high priority in my opinion.

Sorry for popping up here and criticising. Just wanted to provide my experience.


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Re: [OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm] Add support for retina displays (#378)

Stephan Eggermont-4
 

@estebanlm Is this something that might be helped using minheadless for Pharo 8 ?


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Re: [OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm] Add support for retina displays (#378)

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I understand your frustration, @ad-si. Squeak has a high-res/demo mode that somewhat works on Windows when auto-upscaling is disabled. But none of the release VMs support it officially. There's a branch for adding high-res support, but development has stalled at some point unfortunately. Maybe @krono can provide a quick status update? The Pharo community is currently working on Bloc which is supposed to provide high-res graphics I think.


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