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Offline vic20owner

Custom screens?
« on: April 05, 2007, 07:49:00 PM »

Just curious, is there any plan to add support for custom screens and mode promotion?  My favorite feature of AmigaOS was the A-M/A-N method of switching between full screens and the ability to pull down screens.

Moving windows around gets old fast.

Is this just something that just nobody has gotten to yet?  

It sure would be cool to have this. No other OS did this and I always wondered why because it was one of the coolest features.

thanks
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Re: Custom screens?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2007, 09:14:28 PM »
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vic20owner wrote:

Is this just something that just nobody has gotten to yet?  


It's a feature someone needs to implement.

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It sure would be cool to have this. No other OS did this and I always wondered why because it was one of the coolest features.



No other OS did it because no other OS ran on a machine with a video synced video co-processor.

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Re: Custom screens?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2007, 09:20:11 PM »
@vic20owner

The thing is that AROS doesn't run on system with copper and planar graphics.

So to emulate screen dragging with AROS, you'd need to do some realtime blitting of the visible screens. It can be done, but it won't be exactly the same as original screen dragging.

Then again, you can do some other funky stuff with the "blitting" drag, such as:
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Offline Kathyone

Re: Custom screens?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007, 09:34:19 AM »
Great shot.  Good explanation.  Got any sample code?