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Re: Atari Updates for d-i rc2

On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> V ?t, 12. 08. 2004 v 14:11, Stephen R Marenka píše:
> > > If it's impossible to provide the clean fallback when bogl fails then I
> > > am afraid we'd have to give up on the framebuffer altogether. Since
> > > forcing the users to always install in monochrome mode (or truecolor)
> > > might not be the best option... Or perhaps put all available manpower
> > > into fixing bogl? Amiga users would be happy, too.
> >
> > I can't tell you what the right thing to do is. Probably this should be
> > the last of the three.
> I don't understand. You mean to fix the bogl better than adding a
> fallback to d-i? I know how to do it but I don't have time. The bogl

Indeed strange...

> needs to add a couple of routines: put_pixel, horizontal_line,
> vertical_line, draw_character and something for mouse pointer. The code
> could be taken from http://emutos.sf.net/ or from any of the free VDI

Care to add these to fbtest (CVS module fbtest of

You need to write them for atafb in 2.6 anyway :-)

> implementations (fVDI, oVDI) and some code is even in ARAnyM, I think.

I guess ARAnyM only handles the other way around (conversion from Atari
interleaved bitplanes to chunky)...

And fbtest already handles Amiga bitplanes.



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