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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??



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

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when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
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