[Vm-dev] Retina resolution?

Yoshiki Ohshima Yoshiki.Ohshima at acm.org
Mon Oct 27 16:06:56 UTC 2014

Alternatively, there are apps that give you more virtual pixels.  You
can set the virtual display to the native resolution of retina display
and get 1-to-1 pixel mapping (presumably).


On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:45 AM, Tobias Pape <Das.Linux at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 26.10.2014, at 22:07, Bernhard Pieber <bernhard at pieber.com> wrote:
>> Dear VM machininsts,
>> I have a new MacBook with Retina dispay with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. However, with the latest Cog VM 3114 I only get a quarter of that (1280 at 800). I am on OS X 10.10. Is there a way to configure the VM to get the full resolution or is a VM change needed for that?
> There are VM changes needed.
> In the way the current Cog VMs are built by Eliot,
> it is impossible to support the retina resolution
> (because it uses the Carbon way of doing things).
>   The so-called “iOS VMs” (ie, the iOS folder of
> the platform dependent VM files/plugins) are
> Cocoa based and can be used for either OS X or
> iOS. There it would be possible. I already tried
> but it was complicated and I got distracted.
> AFAIK the way the Pharo folks build the VM
> (ie, https://github.com/pharo-project/pharo-vm/)
> can be used to generate a Coca-based Cog VM.
> Best
>         -Tobias

-- Yoshiki

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