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The Icon Bar: General: Geminus
 
  Geminus
  adrianl (04:44 20/5/2018)
  Phlamethrower (14:26 21/5/2018)
  dfeugey (08:28 22/5/2018)
    adrianl (21:37 27/5/2018)
      nytrex (09:41 28/5/2018)
        nytrex (09:41 28/5/2018)
      davidb (13:25 28/5/2018)
      dfeugey (10:19 12/6/2018)
 
Adrian Lees Message #124285, posted by adrianl at 04:44, 20/5/2018
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Anything anyone would like to see from it? To recap Geminus is a software layer that accelerates the desktop and extends it across multiple displays, offering portrait modes and - where necessary - R/B swapping for PC-directed hardware that does not offer efficient component swapping. It was built for the IYONIX pc; that was many years ago.

I'm lavishing some time on it to update it for more recent targets, and - aside from fixing the known issues with certain applications and backwards-compatibility issues in later OS versions - I wondered what its (prospective) users would most like to see?

Best wishes,

A
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Jeffrey Lee Message #124288, posted by Phlamethrower at 14:26, 21/5/2018, in reply to message #124285
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From my perspective a lot of the features which Geminus supports should actually be features of the base OS. So I guess what I'd most like to see would be for those features to make their way into the OS!

I recently posted a summary on the ROOL forums of the pending work that's on my wishlist, so if there's a way that you or Geminus could help with that then that would be great. Or at least, you need to be aware of any incoming changes so that you can adapt Geminus to cope with them (or warn us if we're going to break it in some critical way).
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David Feugey Message #124289, posted by dfeugey at 08:28, 22/5/2018, in reply to message #124285
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Acceleration would be great. Dual head support two, but it'll be a short term feature, as RISC OS will provide it one day.

If you focus on the Pi, GPU acceleration and dual (HDMI + VGA adapter) support would be fantastic.

Nota: GPU acceleration could be replaced by "other cores" acceleration.
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Adrian Lees Message #124290, posted by adrianl at 21:37, 27/5/2018, in reply to message #124289
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Acceleration would be great. Dual head support two, but it'll be a short term feature, as RISC OS will provide it one day.
I appreciate the point you're making, although it's perhaps a good job that I didn't take the same attitude 14-odd years ago when creating Geminus.

If you focus on the Pi, GPU acceleration and dual (HDMI + VGA adapter) support would be fantastic.
Interesting suggestion, thanks. I was unaware of the existence of Gert's VGA adapter. The prototype DisplayLink driver is something I've played with a little, and one of the areas where the SoC-based designs upon which RISC OS now runs are limited is their display capabilities, in terms of head count and/or maximum resolution...

I appreciate the point about it being preferable to introduce/migrate any and all features into the base OS code. The issue remains, as always, in this materialistic, capitalist society, that code written exclusively to be made available to all for free in the OS, does not then pay the bills; and then there will be no more code!

Thanks for the suggestions.

[Edited by adrianl at 21:39, 27/5/2018]
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Alan Robertson Message #124292, posted by nytrex at 09:41, 28/5/2018, in reply to message #124290
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Alan Robertson Message #124293, posted by nytrex at 09:41, 28/5/2018, in reply to message #124292
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I appreciate the point you're making, although it's perhaps a good job that I didn't take the same attitude 14-odd years ago when creating Geminus.
Absolutely agree. We would have missed out in all these goodies you have served up for us.

Thank you for doing the dirty work for us all those years ago. We are reaping the benefits today.
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David Boddie Message #124294, posted by davidb at 13:25, 28/5/2018, in reply to message #124290
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I appreciate the point about it being preferable to introduce/migrate any and all features into the base OS code. The issue remains, as always, in this materialistic, capitalist society, that code written exclusively to be made available to all for free in the OS, does not then pay the bills; and then there will be no more code!
Maybe those secretive RISC OS lovers at RISC OS Developments could fund you to do that work. A rising tide floating all boats, etc.
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David Feugey Message #124296, posted by dfeugey at 10:19, 12/6/2018, in reply to message #124290
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I appreciate the point you're making, although it's perhaps a good job that I didn't take the same attitude 14-odd years ago when creating Geminus.
I agree. But please note that there is REALLY ongoing work today about dual head support.

I appreciate the point about it being preferable to introduce/migrate any and all features into the base OS code.
I never told this. In fact, I would prefer to have a commercial solution for my acceleration / dual head needs. I use RISC OS as my main OS, so I can't really wait for RISC OS 5.38 smile.

I'll definitively buy Geminus for my Pi.
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