What happened to the Hercules / mono support?

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Jun 26 02:36:32 PDT 2008

On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 03:20:49 +0200
Juliusz Chroboczek <Juliusz.Chroboczek at pps.jussieu.fr> wrote:

> > Its a simple linear framebuffer with two fixed mode settings so should
> > be doable with shadowfb doing all the work.
> If memory serves, it has a weird pixel ordering.  It would be best to
> go through a shadow framebuffer.

It is a bit odd - it's also often very very slow which is another reason
for avoiding read accesses to the frame buffer. Plus it is greyscale so
if you want to do lunatic things like composite in 32bit ARGB and then
render the final image in 1 bit you need a shadow buffer (or to dither ;))


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