On Sun, 6 Feb 2000, Andrew Apted wrote:

> Christoph Egger writes:
> >  Andreas Beck ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) [000203 13:09] wrote:
> >  
> >  > The idea of the ppmtools is to finally put an end to reinventing the
> >  > picture loading and saving wheel for every program/lib/whatever.
> >  >
> >  > As long as you can load/save ppms (which is trivial) you can load/save
> >  > any format by just piping the output through the appropriate ppmtools.
> >  
> >  Uhm, I assumed at the beginning, that the RAW-file-format, which is
> >  already implemented by Andrew, is designed for every
> >  program/lib/whatever...
> Nooope, it was just designed as something the file-target could MMAP,
> and update it the easy way (just writing to memory).  Part of that
> design was that it could run directly on an /dev/fb* device (via MMAP), 
> and still see the right image (within reason, e.g. a few lines of
> garbage at the top, and only working on certain fbdev modes that use
> the exact same format, and no palette setting).

Uhm, and what sense does the fbdev-target make? Or perhaps the question
should be: What sense does the RAW format, because of the existing
Or perhaps the question should be: What is the difference between the
RAW format and the fbdev-target?

Christoph Egger

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