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?
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