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[lcdproc] Driver API

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  • From: wwf AT (William W. Ferrell)
  • Subject: [lcdproc] Driver API
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 10:46:10 -0600

joris AT
wrote ---
> >
> > > I have an other suggestions for a driver API revision. I think we
> > > should clear up the flush / frame_flush / draw_frame usage, 'cause
> > > it's a mess now. If you ask me, only flush() would be sufficient.
> > > Drivers would then decide themselves what they do and don't update.
> >
> > As in a dirty rectangles implementation (or similar)? Yeah, this could
> > do with some improvements. Has anyone got ideas (or code) how to
> > accomplish this?
> I've looked through the code, and it seems flush_box and draw_frame are
> not used at all by the server. Another draw_frame is defined in
> render.c, but this one has nothing to do with the API one. So flush_box
> and draw_frame are indeed fossils :)
> To remove them we should:
> 1. Remove the functions from the driver API, that is the driver-struct
> with the function pointers and cleanup all that is using that.
> 2. After point 1 is complete, the functions can be removed from the
> drivers.

I'll work on this tonight.

William W. Ferrell, Senior System Administrator, Global Crossing Ltd.
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