Amiga support and xc/programs/Xserver/ilbm / was: Re: Dead code: programs/Xserver/iplan2p
ajax at nwnk.net
Tue Oct 5 08:05:38 PDT 2004
On Tuesday 05 October 2004 04:40, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > Geert, consider yourself pinged. Is there any need or want to keep ilbm
> > alive?
> I `cloned and corrupted' afb to create ilbm and support interleaved
> bitplanes on Amiga. By default amifb uses bitplanes, but if you pass
> `video=amifb:ilbm', it will use interleaved bitplanes.
> The main advantages of interleaved bitplanes are:
> - You see less flicker when updating the screen, because the screen is
> updated line-by-line (for all planes), instead of plane-by-plane.
> - If you want to use the Amiga Blitter hardware, you can do one
> rectangular copy by programming the blitter once, instead of for every
Okay, this sounds useful. So - modulo bugs - how come it never gets used? I
don't see any drivers calling ilbmCreateScreen, or any references to it in
the Imakefiles. Would it just be a matter of hooking it up to the right
cases in vesa and fbdev?
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