Subject: Re: lcd contrast/brightness ioctl, gpe
To: Valeriy E. Ushakov <>
From: Lorant Toth <>
List: port-hpcarm
Date: 10/27/2004 01:26:11
Ok, after actually running on the J720 the pygtk stuff i wrote on the 
desktop I am not convinced anymore that using pygtk is such a good idea 
to a few simple GTK PIM apps... I just got too used to Python's 
performance on newer PCs :) with pygtk2 it takes about 20 secs to load a 
simple app but then the performance is ok and apps are usable. but load 
times are kind of important especially for PIM stuff - the apps would've 
been small and nothing like the GPE counterparts anyway...

So I will see and try to "port" GPE. As I said I could compile the libs 
and a few applications but most of them do not run, I'll try to find out 
why. Opie relies on a framebuffer afaik, so it would be harder to port - 
sad b/c Opie has many useful applications.

Ohh, EuroBSDCon is so it seems in Karlsruhe where I study :) Anybody 
there who'd like to meet some evening for a drink? :)

- Lorant

> On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 13:32:44 +0200, Lorant Toth wrote:
>>Well, then I decided that I'd like the screen to be a bit darker b/c its 
>>a little too bright and that would also benefit the battery... as I 
>>could not find settings for wsconsctl or alike (I am quite new to BSD) I 
>>looked at the J720 sources (J720ssp.c I think) and wrote a small app to 
>>manipulate the screen via ioctls. 
> I have private changes to wsconsctl(8) to support brightness &co.
> I'll try to update, clean up and commit them after EuroBSDCon.
>>I am a complete novice with NetBSD but even I could make GPE at least 
>>compile within a few hrs :) So a GPE port should be feasable, though I 
>>lack the knowledge for now...
> It would be *very* nice to support GPE and Qtopia under NetBSD.  It's
> just there seems to be nobody to care enough about it to commit some
> effort to porting them.
> SY, Uwe