[Lcdproc] Overloading the 'output' token
herdler at gmx.de
Thu Feb 12 00:22:46 UTC 2009
Ethan Dicks wrote:
> It probably won't take me more than a couple of hours to code up and
> test this change to MtxOrb.c, so I'm wondering if anyone has any
> opinions one way or the other about this technique. As it stands, the
> documentation does warn that the value passed to 'output' is
> driver-specific. More than most, the Matrix Orbital driver has to
> handle a variety of GPO configurations from LCDs to VFDs, new, old,
> etc. It seems unlikely (I know... famous last words) that anyone will
> produce an LCD with more than 16 GPOs (let alone 24), but I would
> never dare to say that it will never happen.
a few weeks ago (late December) there had been a thread about
controlling special icons on display.
My suggestion was to create a kind of all-purpose interface to enable
the clients sending display specific commands to the driver.
The first approaches looked promising to me, but sadly the development
stalled, due to lack of response.
I personally don't own a display that would support that features, but
from the side of the client author I appreciate a official and "clean"
way to handle this "extended" features.
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