The remaining question for the still open FlySpray issue 214 was whether
to better document which of the old X11 flags no longer functioned due
the use of the Simple DirectMedia Library for display.
The last comment was:
Comment by Grimbert Jérôme (Le_Forgeron) - Friday, 09 December 2011,
From my point of view, the original issue is closed (as now with #5460,
the offending line would be dumped, the detection of forgotten alias or
magic macro should be trivial).
The part about the Wiki of Unix options is still open: 3.7 use the SDL
library, which does not intercept the X11 setting. so -display, -icon
and so on are not supported. Supported specific options are in the unix
specific source file (from memory: -help, -version; and their shortcuts).
-display and al. were supported at least in 3.1, and that was before SDL
library. I do not know when the change occurred (3.5, 3.6, or 3.7)
In my testing of the listed special unix options do the following:
-display <display_name> --> Will fail with a command line parse error
so long as a display name is given. +-display otherwise acts like +-D.
-geometry [WIDTHxHEIGHT][+XOFF+YOFF] --> Fails with a command line parse
-help --> Works fine.
-icon --> Fails due the -i being seen as specifying a scene file name
con, unless the scene file comes after -icon in which case things run
-title <title> --> Fails with a command line parse error.
-visual <visual_type> --> Fails with a command line parse error if a
visual_type is specified and runs without complaint otherwise.
I've closed the issue and the information above can be added to the
documentation - or not. My personal opinion is we probably should add at
least a sentence saying explicitly not all the listed X11 supported
options will work as expected - something the known bugs link implies
but doesn't say outright.
I'll be closing the issue with a comment pointing to this thread.
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