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    SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] Re: New logo code (fwd)
    On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
    > On Sun, 12 Jan 2003, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
    > > The current logo code is messy, complex, and inflexible. So I decided to
    > > rewrite it. My goals were:
    > > - Logos must be accessible easily by an image editor (currently: hex C source
    > > data must be converted to another format first)
    > > - Logos must be stored in ASCII-form in the source tree
    > > - Support arbitrary logo sizes (currently: fixed 80x80)
    > > - Allow the logo to be selected statically (at compile time) and/or
    > > dynamically (at run-time, based on machine type) (currently: at compile
    > > time only).
    > > - Allow simple adition of new logos
    > > - Support grayscale logos (not used yet)
    > >
    > > The patch achieves all of these. Logos are stored in ASCII PNM format in
    > > drivers/video/logo/, and automatically converted to hex C source arrays using
    > > scripts/pnmtologo. I chose ASCII PNM because (a) it's ASCII, (b) it's very
    > > simple to parse without an external library (XPM is more difficult to parse),
    > > and (c) it can be handled by many image manipulation programs.
    > >
    > > Code that wants to display a logo just calls fb_find_logo(), specifying the
    > > wanted logo type, and receives a pointer to a suitable logo (or NULL).
    > >
    > > I also modified fb_show_logo() to return the number of scanlines that are used
    > > by the logo, so fbcon knows how many lines to reserve.
    > I put a new version at
    > Changes:
    > - Merge with 2.5.59
    > - New logo (CLUT224 only) for PA-RISC
    > - Let hgafb and newport_con include logo sources directly, since they need
    > access to the logos in non-init code
    > All comments are welcomed! Thanks!

    Come on, is there really no one to comment on this??



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