Re: [hatari-devel] Next Hatari version for OS X

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Am Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:00:20 +0200
schrieb Nicolas Pomarède <npomarede@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> Le 01/07/2015 10:55, Mikael Degerfält a écrit :
> >
> >> On 2015-06-30, at 19:26, Eero Tamminen <oak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>> There are some caveats though. The UI code needs to be updated to
> >>> not render to a global SDL surface. Also the 8bit graphics mode
> >>> might have to be removed.
> >>
> >> If by 8-bit graphics mode, you mean support for output to 8-bit
> >> screens, removing that is fine.
> >>
> >> Or do you mean (also) 8-bit intermediate formats used by Atari
> >> monochrome and VDI mode conversions?
> >
> > I meant the case where the SDL backing surface is 8bit indexed
> > mode. So that implies the 8-bit intermediate formats as well. It
> > would simplify the code quite a bit to remove that mode, but it is
> > possible to keep it in at a cost of more complex code.
> >
> IIRC Thomas told some weeks ago he wanted to drop 8 bit mode to only 
> keep 16 and 24 bit mode.

Right. 8-bit is pretty useless with SDL2, and likely hardly anybody has
such an old graphic still in use, so it's also pretty useless with SDL1

Monochrome and VDI modes need some rework then, but that way they
even might get a little bit faster when we switch them to render
into 32-bit surfaces immediately.


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