[fpc-pascal]Graphics woes

Michael Van Canneyt michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Tue Jan 28 11:08:11 CET 2003

On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Carl Eric Codere wrote:

> >> I can't test GGI. Maybe we should then remove all the GGI graph as it
> >> doesn't work 100% correct?  Then it'll never get debugged and fixed!
> >
> >I can't remember exactly who added the GGI version to CVS, but IIRC I
> >just posted a first version back then and clearly noted that ggigraph is
> >not finished and may never get finished by me. And currently it doesn't
> >seem to make sense to support GGI anymore: The graph unit cannot really
> >handle large bit depths, GGI doesn't support the 4 bpp modes, and
> >finally in the future fpGFX will support GGI much better than ggigraph
> >ver could.
> >If you want to, then remove it, I will not continue ggigraph.
> >
> >------------Sebastian-----------
> >
> >I cannot find much progress in fpGFX 'cept some reference to its being
> >'really beta'.
> Greetings,
>            Personally i would remove ggigraph support from the CVS
> tree and replace with a unified (except for DOS) graph unit based on SDL...
> I think this is the way to go.. The only problem is of course implementing
> and testing this :(...

This has been discussed before. SDL is not a standard library on most
systems, and hence is not a suitable choice to base the graph unit on.

The same goes for ggi, which is why it is a separate unit in the first


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