Subject: Re: Blitting
To: Phil Mucci <>
From: Markus Illenseer <markus@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
List: amiga-x
Date: 03/25/1994 15:11:55
> > I don't think we want to start cluttering the kernel up with CPU driven 
> > rendering routines for stuupid frame buffers.  X servers should query the 

Definitely NOT, right.

>   Why not just have one server which does everything through the
> views device? It could be specified at kernel build time what you wanted.

Views is suited for custom chips, I think we already discussed this topic
to great depth before, don't relight those flames...

> the request - be that a blit or whatever. Putting anything into the server
> is a bad idea - look what happened to the X86 server. 

I don't think at all that this is a bad idea. Have the grf/view interface
deal with common things that framebuffers might implement (like blitting,
like showing a hardware cursor), and add board-specific stuff to the server.

> 	No one has yet answered me about the grf device though...
> I assume it's going to be trashed?

Certainly not from my point of view (no pun intended now:-)).

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