Re: Graphical install disks: the saga continues
On Sun, 14 Feb 1999, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> As some of you might remember, I'm working on writing some
> experimental GUI-based install disks for an unspecified upcoming
> Debian release, perhaps potato.
> In the last chapter of this story, I had begun work on a 16-color
> EGA/VGA framebuffer driver for kernel 2.2. Well, there is now a
> pretty good driver out there. I still have a few things planned, but
> it works.
> Today I began work on a simple graphics library for use with the
> framebuffer driver. So far, it draws lines, filled rectangles, and
> proportional text in any small-to-medium size font generated from an X
> Window System .bdf file. I'm calling it BOGL, for Ben's Own Graphics
> Library. Right now, it is 17K when compiled & stripped, including a
> test routine and a 12-point Times font, so it is definitely possible
> to fit on a boot disk. I'm happy with these results.
> Just thought some people might be interested in a status report on
> this. If you want more details, or the code that I have written, you
> can contact me directly or on this list.
This sounds truly AWESOME !! I'd be happy to assist with testing when and
Keep on hacking.