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Re: status of VGA terminal

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: status of VGA terminal
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 21:26:08 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 10:37:16AM +0300, Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Anyone knows what's the status of vga.c ?  It's currently disabled in the 
> > build
> > system.  I reenabled and got it to build again (see attached patch), but it
> > just displays garbage.
> > 
> > Is it intended to be integrated with gfxterm?
> If you want to make video driver for it then and keep it up-to-date,
> otherwise no. Personally I have no intention to work on it. It displays
> garbage because font system has changed... and will be changed again in
> future once there is vector font support. For that I think font blitter
> goes away and new bitmap blitter (or old one) is used.
> Question how to scale to different display sizes hasn't been solved
> either... This is the main reason for vector fonts, scaling bitmap fonts
> just gets really ugly.

Ok, when I have some time I'll try making it a video driver then.

In the meantime, should we remove it from CVS ?  It will have to be removed
anyway since video drivers don't belong in term/.

Robert Millan

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