[maemo-developers] Questions about GUI design on N800

From: sampo.nurmentaus at movial.fi sampo.nurmentaus at movial.fi
Date: Fri Feb 23 12:33:19 EET 2007

>>> On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 09:15:16AM +0200, ext maemo-developers-bounces at maemo.org wrote:
>>>> Did I got you right? 800x480 is the default on N800.
>>>> Haven't tested screen rotation on N800. On
>>>> 770 it worked, but one had to gave up few
>>>> optimizations: http://syslog.movial.fi/archives/7-xrandr-on-nokia-770.html
>>>> Easiest way is to just run xrandr on N800 and see what happens.
>>> That will rotate in software, which is immensely slow.  The LCD
>>> controller (Hailstorm) can rotate on scanout in hardware, so using that
>>> won't be a performance hit, will still let you display videos, and will
>>> generally be a great deal faster.
>> That's dtrue and of course should be preffered over software
>> solution. The only advance of the software solution is that it can be
>> easily controlled from the application, but if the goal is to run
>> nothing but this software in "kiosk mode" I would also vote for the
>> HW solution.
> The hardware solution can also be controlled from software, via the
> exact same API (XRandR).  It's just a matter of actually implementing
> it; the use is exactly the same.

I think you got my point: you just need to implement it. :-)


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