Subject: Re: Picasso IV 16-bit?
To: Amiga-NETBSD <port-amiga@NetBSD.org>
From: Markus Illenseer <email@example.com>
Date: 03/15/2005 10:53:59
> Its a limitation, nobody wrote code to handle > 8bit for Cirrus.
Actually, we tried, years ago. One big problem was big- to little-endian
byte swap, which rendered dog-slow on the Amiga.
I had some sort of 16- and 24-Bit "pnmtoCirrus"-display tool, which
directly poked into the frame buffer. I lost the source over the years,
though. Required kernel hacks as well, to implement some io-controls
(display on and off and such).
BTW, X11 used to be 8Bit-only for decades..