On 15 Aug, 2011, at 2:21 AM, patrick kelle wrote: > has there been done any more work on the qt client? > I might help David a bit if help is needed.
I regret to say i haven't made any progress on it. Right now my trusty/rusty PowerBook won't even boot into Debian, so i won't be able to do any work on the client until i get that straightened out. As well, tomorrow i start Multi-Variable Calculus and i expect that'll keep me plenty busy until the end of the year. So yeah, anything you do here will be a blessing. FWIW, here was where we left off: >> On 7 Jun, 2011, at 9:32 AM, Marko Lindqvist wrote: > By the time I had to stop Qt-client development due to time > restrictions, I had also encountered design problem in fitting client > common code and Qt models of graphics canvas together. This probably > needs to be resolved before any other work on Qt-client makes sense. > > Client common code just overdraws old sprites with new ones, possibly > even with completely black ones, when screen needs update. In fact it > doesn't even remember exact sprites it has previously drawn. > Qt-classes I looked at the time worked on the idea that they store > graphical items to be shown. While you can place such items on top of > each other (overdraw), old ones would still need to be removed to free > memory and not to use processing time when refreshing screen. > > I'd start this task by investigating if there's some other way in Qt > to implement canvas than one requiring explicit removal of items, as > it would require bug changes to client common code to handle the > removal. > > I did implement canvas that has this memory usage problem. So if you > want to see what Qt-client looks like with it, you can test it. But > usable for longer use it is not as client gets slower with every > screen refresh (more items to handle). See patch #2443. Sent from my MacBookPro "Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died." - Bombeck _______________________________________________ Freeciv-dev mailing list Freecivfirstname.lastname@example.org https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/freeciv-dev