[Cin] 15, 500 modified lines checked into GIT to provide 1K and 4K monitor scaling ...

Sam cinelerra at posteo.de
Mon Oct 21 20:41:43 CEST 2019

Wow, my respects for a great job. It works perfectly on 4K monitor with 
highest resolution. I didn't find any errors during the first tests. 
Thank you very much.


On 21.10.19 02:41, Phyllis Smith wrote:
> A very, very, very large number of lines - about 15,500 insertions and 
> deletions - was checked into GIT for Cinelerra-GG in order to provide 
> scaling for your 4K monitors or any monitor where you would like the 
> text and icons to be just a little bigger or a lot bigger.
> If you just bring up Cinelerra with this latest code, you may see a 
> little bit of a difference because now the code probes your monitor; 
> finds the biggest monitor if more than 1; and adjusts the scale as if 
> it was on an 1080p monitor.  You can override this, however.
> Now to get the bigger text/fonts before you start the application from 
> a window, you should keyin:
> BC_SCALE=2.0 {your cinelerra path}/bin/cin
> We found that on a 4K monitor, a BC_SCALE of 2.0 is quite nice.  On a 
> 1K monitor, a BC_SCALE=1.2 looks pretty good.  Eventually a Preference 
> may be added but you can always put the BC_SCALE in your login 
> .profile file.
> TESTING is needed and very much appreciated, although we have gone 
> through a lot to test here on a desktop with a 4K monitor, a 1K 
> monitor, and a laptop (even tried using BC_SCALE=.5 ! which was 
> hilarious!).  There is a Ubuntu16 build & a Mint18 build and would 
> love to do more static tar builds to get more distros tested (just ask).
> https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/download/testing/cinelerra-5.1-mint18-x86_64-static.txz 
> https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/download/testing/cinelerra-5.1-ub16-x86_64-static.txz
> HOW TO TEST - you do not need to do anything specific to test as a 
> user - just "use" it and pass along any alignment you think looks 
> wrong.  Hoping *Pierre* and *IgorB* have time to do this.
> WHAT TO TEST - there should be no operational impact of this mod, 
> unless we made a mistake.  You should only see bigger windows, text, 
> and icons and more spacing between them.  Hoping *Olaf *will let us 
> know if Cakewalk has any issues.
> PLUGINS - these are the most likely to have any issues and could 
> potentially have a "real" error.  This is because I (Phyllis) worked 
> on them with GG overseeing my work and fixing my errors.  Hoping 
> *Andrea* has some spare time to check a few of the plugins. Be aware 
> that LV2 plugin displays will not be scaled up as they are outside 
> Cinelerra.  FFmpeg and Ladspa plugins had no mods made to them but the 
> resize window is available and the text is scaled.
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