[self-interest] Re: true color (was: solaris 2.5)

David Ungar David.Ungar at Eng.Sun.COM
Wed Jan 12 21:52:36 UTC 2000

HI, Jecel,

Yes, Self already runs in true-color mode on the Macs.
The problems are all in the X-specific code.
The last few were getting the pixmap depths right, and
fixing two primitives that interface to X from Self to handle
deeper pixmaps.

Would the Linux port go through X?

- Dave

At 1:55 PM -0200 1/12/00, Jecel Assumpcao Jr. wrote:
>David Ungar wrote:
>>  Gak!
>>  BTW, I have gotten Self to work with SPARC, 24-bit frame buffers.
>He, he - it almost makes me feel ashamed of my "half a patch and 
>run" tactic ;-)
>>  It would take a bit of work to update Self 4.1.1.
>>  I'm not sure how soon I can get around to it.
>>  Would anyone out there use this capability?
>>  (I'll try to factor the amount of demand into my schedule.)
>It don't think it should be a priority right now, but once Self is running on
>Linux it would become important since true color frame buffers are way more
>popular on PCs than they are on Sparc machines.
>Doesn't 4.1.1 run in true color mode on the Macs? That makes me very curious
>about what the main complication was. My guess would be creating 1 bit masks
>from pixmaps...
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