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Really Slick Screensavers 0.7.4-lisa

Unread postby lisp » Wed Jul 09, 2003 6:16 am

http://www.thecommune.org.uk/~lisa/programs.schtml

If it gives you gyp, just reload. rss_glx is near the bottom of the page. This needs libbz2.

What's new:

    Textureless support for Flux and Solarwind screensavers (--notexture/-T)
    New geometry types for same (--round/--spikey)
    Single buffered mode (can be fast, more colourful, etc.) (--single/-1)
    MIPS3 support (must explicitly select when installing - due to "fun" with software packager, the user must ensure only one option is selected.)
    (Irrelevant with tardist) Minor source fixes to remove GCC reliance
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Re: Really Slick Screensavers 0.7.4-lisa

Unread postby nekonoko » Wed Jul 09, 2003 8:00 am

Nice! I'll try this when I get home from work this evening as well as post up something in the news.
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Unread postby vegac » Wed Jul 09, 2003 10:38 am

Ahh, good job :)

I had wanted to do the textureless changes you mentioned to me back when I prepared a tardist for this but I had just been overworked as of late and unable to do it to my tardist - glad to see someone step up and get it done :)

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Unread postby squeen » Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:46 am

Wow! The savers (from your tardist) seem to be MUCH more stable. Great job!
Did you add the SGI logo to "Falls"? Nice.

At the risk of sounding ungrateful for all the work you've done I still have a few "issues" that perhaps you can lend some insight into;
    On an Octane2 (2x 600Mhz) with V6 graphics Cyclone (still) just gives me a blank screen. Is it just on my system?

    On an Octane (2x 400Mhz) with ESI graphics, the "advanced" savers (textured?), like the version of Solar Winds with "fat n' fuzzy" lines, the images still appear in a small box in the lower left corner of the screen and they page through the images rather than a smooth motion.


Thanks lisp! :D

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Unread postby nekonoko » Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:13 am

Falls w/SGI logo actually comes with later versions of IRIX :)

I've just tried the Cyclone saver and I also get a blank screen. However, the savers as a whole are fantastic and very much appreciated. Thanks for the work on this!
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Unread postby lisp » Fri Jul 11, 2003 3:08 am

squeen wrote:Did you add the SGI logo to "Falls"? Nice.


I'm not even sure my IRIX is new enough to have the Falls screensaver :)

squeen wrote:On an Octane2 (2x 600Mhz) with V6 graphics Cyclone (still) just gives me a blank screen. Is it just on my system?


I haven't got any images from Cyclone either - I thought it might just be my graphics - I shall look into it.

squeen wrote:On an Octane (2x 400Mhz) with ESI graphics, the "advanced" savers (textured?), like the version of Solar Winds with "fat n' fuzzy" lines, the images still appear in a small box in the lower left corner of the screen and they page through the images rather than a smooth motion.


I'll look into polling the window size and regenerating the viewport.

As for the paging problem, that's an artifactdue to combining motion blur with double buffering. You could try single buffering (--single/-1), but that may stop the image from being as smooth. The only othersolution I can think of is to copy the lastbuffer rendered to the new buffer before display. I have a gut feeling this would completely destroy the framerate, but I'll look into it.

Unfortunately, at the moment, I'm a little busy wearing silly clothes and being given a certificate with "Masters of Engineering" written on it :)
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Unread postby Slide » Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:54 am

I'm having trouble getting name resolution for http://www.thecommune.org.uk...Is there anywhere else we can pick up the tardist?

Cheers!

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Unread postby semi-fly » Fri Jul 11, 2003 6:49 am

Slide wrote:I'm having trouble getting name resolution for http://www.thecommune.org.uk...Is there anywhere else we can pick up the tardist?



Same here..

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Unread postby nekonoko » Fri Jul 11, 2003 7:52 am

Slide wrote:I'm having trouble getting name resolution for http://www.thecommune.org.uk...Is there anywhere else we can pick up the tardist?

Cheers!


I could mirror it here if it's okay with lisp.
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Unread postby Hakimoto » Fri Jul 11, 2003 11:43 am

From here (Brussels) it takes a bit of time, but eventually it appears.
The Bandito wrote:In a few years, no doubt, you'll be able to buy a computer,
software and operating system that will match the capabilities
of your current Amiga at about the price you paid for the
Amiga way back when. But you can smile to yourself, knowing
that you were touching the future years before the rest of
the world. And that other computers and operating systems
will do with brute force what the Amiga did years before with
grace, elegance and style.


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Unread postby whiter » Sun Jul 13, 2003 3:09 am

An error occured while loading http://www.thecommune.org.uk/~lisa/programs.schtml:


Unknown host http://www.thecommune.org.uk

If someone could put up a mirror that would be great. I'd LOVE to see those screensavers in action here.
Shall I describe it to you? Or do you want me to get you a box?

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Mirrored...

Unread postby Hakimoto » Sun Jul 13, 2003 3:50 am

The Bandito wrote:In a few years, no doubt, you'll be able to buy a computer,
software and operating system that will match the capabilities
of your current Amiga at about the price you paid for the
Amiga way back when. But you can smile to yourself, knowing
that you were touching the future years before the rest of
the world. And that other computers and operating systems
will do with brute force what the Amiga did years before with
grace, elegance and style.


Eroteme.ch - my end of the internet...

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Unread postby whiter » Sun Jul 13, 2003 7:31 am

Bahhhhhh

I'll need TRAM to be able to use them :-(
Shall I describe it to you? Or do you want me to get you a box?

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Unread postby squeen » Mon Jul 14, 2003 3:53 am

I believe lisp nixed the TRAM requirement.

Textureless support for Flux and Solarwind screensavers (--notexture/-T)

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Unread postby lisp » Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:06 am

There was trouble with our ADSL - thecommune.org.uk is now on line.

As for textureless support - this has to be explicitly enabled. Modify the flux and solarwinds files in /usr/lib/X11/savers/defaults/ and add the parameter -T.
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