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The Icon Bar: News and features: Aemulor team unveil the Geminus project

Aemulor team unveil the Geminus project

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 10:13, 23/10/2004 | , , , , , , , ,
geminusA few days ago, the Aemulor/Cino team quietly preannounced their next project, dubbed Geminus, on their support forums. "All will be revealed at the Guildford show!" they said - well the Guildford show is now upon us, so let's see what Geminus is all about.

Direct your attention, if you will, to this screenshot. You will notice that it is large. Very large. That is because Geminus is in fact a program to enable multi-monitor support on the IYONIX, letting you spread your work over multiple monitors. The screenshot above was taken using just two monitors (on two standard issue IYONIX graphics cards), but Geminus itself can make use of as many cards as your machine can fit, and should work with any card which has IYONIX compatible drivers. The current version supports rotating the screen into portrait mode (for use with LCD panels), and future versions may be able to perform Red-Blue colour swapping to allow unmodified graphics cards to perform correctly, emulate low colour screen modes (using code borrowed from Aemulor), and provide accelerated drawing of some sprites and windows. Geminus is backwards compatible with all existing software, but also includes a software interface to allow programs to take over one or more of the displays for their own use. This means that you could use Cino to watch a DVD at full size on one monitor, browsing The Icon Bar on the other. Or browsing Drobe, but then we'd have to kill you.

If all goes well, Geminus should be available in 3 to 4 weeks time, along with video card and LCD monitor bundles.

Link: press release

  Aemulor team unveil the Geminus project
  Phlamethrower (10:17 23/10/2004)
  Loris (11:19 25/10/2004)
    rich (10:05 26/10/2004)
Jeffrey Lee Message #93195, posted by Phlamethrower at 10:17, 23/10/2004
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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For the record, drobe.co.uk got there first only because one of their team snuck into my room last night and hid my watch under my pillow. I did not do it myself while sleeping, as the bottle of water which walked several feet across the floor will surely testify.
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Tony Haines Message #93196, posted by Loris at 11:19, 25/10/2004, in reply to message #93195
madbanHa ha, me mine, mwahahahaha
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But we woz promised giraffes!
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Richard Goodwin Message #93197, posted by rich at 10:05, 26/10/2004, in reply to message #93196
Dictator for life
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Getting hold of good giraffes is always a problem though:
Those giraffes you sold me, they won't mate. They just walk around, eating, and not mating. You sold me... queer giraffes. I want my money back.
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