Subject: Any plans for wscons/rcons graphics library?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Gillham <email@example.com>
Date: 11/16/2000 14:46:53
I was wondering if anyone is thinking about adding lowlevel graphics
to wscons/rcons and perhaps a userland library?
I've been looking at MicroWindows and it says the following:
The Microwindows graphics engine is capable of running on any system
readpixel, writepixel, drawhorzline and drawvertline, and setpalette.
support is optional, but if implemented allows enhanced functionality.
font, cursor and color support is implemented on top of these
for 8, 15, 16, 24 and 32 bit truecolor systems as well as 1, 2, 4 and
palletized systems is implemented.
I would like to see wscons provide a generic API that works across all
that use wscons so a single driver can be implemented in MicroWindows.
point other programs could use the same interface.
I could imagine a number of programs working directly on wscons:
MicroWindows / Nano-X
Considering that wscons provides wskbd, wsmouse, and wsdisplay (text),
reasonable to add basic framebuffer/graphics routines to it as well.
let us support a microgui on handheld platforms, limited resource
and provide some level of compatibility with Linux software. (e.g.
Does any of this sound reasonable? Or should this be strictly in