Bug#4392: xfishtank coredumps at 16bpps
>>>>> "HX" == Herbert Xu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
HX> Package: xfishtank
HX> Version: 2.2-1
HX> As the subject says, xfishtank dumps core at 16 bpp. It
HX> works fine at 8 bpp, at least on my machine.
There is a version of xfishtank in sunsite.unc.edu that was patched to
work in "truecolor" mode. I include bellow the README.TrueColor
file from the file xfishtank2.0-truecolor.tar.gz.
Hope this helps, Emilio.
When I switched to TrueColor on my Linux box, I found that
xfishtank just crash with a segmentation fault, how
frustrating. Digging into the code, I found that it only support
depths 1-8. Thanks to John Cwikla's article:
The X Color Context: Color Management For (Almost) Any Occasion
in The X Advisor: June 1995 - Vol 1 No 1. http://www.unx.com/DD/advisor
I got xfishtank to support TrueColor. I've only tested it on Linux
running XFree86-3.1.2 in 16 and 24 bpp. If anybody can get it to
work on other platform or other video modes, please drop me a
I have no idea what this version will do in DirectColor modes
because I have no way of testing. This version ignores the -C
(color limit) flag when running in > 8 bpp modes. There's no need
for limitting the number of color in TrueColor modes right?
You may use, redistribute this version as long as you keep all the
READMEs and copyright stuff with the code. This is to ensure
credit goes to those deserve. After all, I did not write this
code. I only add TrueColor support.
There no warranty of any kind. Use this code at your own
risk. Don't blame me for any damage it may cause. Bugfixes and
comments are welcome.
Emilio C. Lopes <mailto:email@example.com>
Instituto de Fisica da Universidade de Sao Paulo
Caixa Postal 66318, 05389-970 Sao Paulo - SP, BRAZIL
Phone: (+55) (11) 818-6724 (Voice) / 818-6715 (Fax)