Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users wrote: > Recent versions of SMSQ/E from about version 3.00 feature high colour and > high resolution screens along with the new Window Manager.
So "recent" being within the last 16 years ;-) > The downside of using wallpaper on a high-colour system is the amount of > memory it takes. On a 16-bit colour system such as QPC2 each pixel needs two > bytes of memory, so a 1024×768 pixel display in mode 32 or 33 could need up > to 1,572,864 bytes just to hold the uncompressed wallpaper – at the time of > writing SMSQ/E does not support compressed wallpaper screen images. Technically SMSQ/E never had the concept of a background, the wallpaper is just a window that cannot be brought to the front. And as such it needs the same amount of memory every full-screen window needs for its save-area. This was even true if you set the background to a plain colour! For v3.00 I at least implemented true plain-coloured backgrounds so that they do not need any additional memory but are drawn on-the-fly. > Download the Wallpaper software and a few example graphic files from > http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html Nice one, thanks. Cheers, Marcel _______________________________________________ QL-Users Mailing List