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web commit by macallan: clean up TODO

    1: ## Personal crap you always wanted to know but never dared to ask
    2: yeah, right
    3: 
    4: ## Stuff I'm to blame for
    5: * rewrote the interrupt handling code in [[macppc]], made it machine independent enough to work on other PowerPC platforms as well
    6: * rewrote the ADB subsystem used on [[macppc]] and probably [[mac68k]] - no more phantom events, keyboard LEDs work now, mouse button emulation, support for [[cuda]]'s i2c bus, all in all it's much smaller and simpler than the old code
    7: * wrote a bunch of graphical console drivers ( see below )
    8: * wrote a bunch of Xorg/XFree86 drivers
    9: * added generic support for virtual consoles, scrollback buffers etc. to wscons
   10: * [[wscons]]-ified [[sparc64]]
   11: * added provision to allow console drivers to be machine independent
   12: * made [[Xorg]] work on [[macppc]], [[shark]], [[sgimips]], [[sparc]] and [[sparc64]]
   13: * craploads of bugfixes and other minor improvements
   14: 
   15: ### Drivers I wrote:
   16: * [[cuda]] - the microcontroller found on older PCI PowerMacs, provides ADB, realtime clock, nvram, power control and in some cases an i2c bus
   17: * [[pmu]] - the microcontroller found in PowerBooks, iBooks and newer pre-G5 PowerMacs, provides realtime clock, nvram, power control and sometimes ADB, battery, environmental sensors or volume and brightness control
   18: * [[nadb]] - ADB device discovery, attached to [[cuda]] or [[pmu]]
   19: * [[adbkbd]] - driver for ADB keyboards, includes emulation for mouse buttons 2 and 3
   20: * [[adbms]] - driver for ADB mice and trackpads. Supports tapping on trackpads.
   21: * [[adbbt]] - driver for volume, brightness etc. control keys found on some PowerBooks and all(?) iBooks
   22: * [[sgsmix]] - additional mixer chip found in beige G3 Macs, supports additional bass and treble control, requires [[cuda]] since it's controlled via i2c which the old ADB subsystem does not support
   23: * [[dbri]] - a driver for the ISDN / audio chip found in the SPARCstation 20 and SPARCbook 3GX, it's audio only, there is no support for the ISDN part
   24: * [[panel]] - driver for the buttons on the SGI Indy's front panel
   25: * [[agten]] - accelerated console driver for Fujitsu [[AG-10e]] SBus graphics boards
   26: * [[chipsfb]] - accelerated console driver for Chips & Technologies 65550 graphics controllers
   27: * [[genfb]] - a generic framebuffer console driver. Depends on machine-dependent code to pass setup information as device properties
   28: * [[gfb]] - dumb framebuffer console driver for Sun [[XVR-1000]] graphics boards
   29: * [[pm2fb]] - accelerated console driver for Permedia 2 graphics controllers
   30: * [[r128fb]] - accelerated console driver for ATI Rage 128 graphics controllers
   31: * [[voodoofb]] - accelerated console driver for 3Dfx Voodoo 3 graphics controllers
   32: * [[voyagerfb]] - accelerated console driver for Gdium Liberty MIPS-based laptops
   33: * [[xf86-video-ag10e]] - accelerated Xorg driver for Fujitsu [[AG-10e]] graphics boards
   34: * [[xf86-video-crime]] - accelerated Xorg driver for the SGI O2's onboard rendering engine
   35: * [[xf86-video-igs]] - accelerated Xorg driver for IGS CyberPro 2010 and similar chips, tested on [[shark]] only but supporting at least [[netwinder]] should be trivial
   36: * [[xf86-video-pnozz]] - accelerated Xorg driver for the SBus Weitek P9100 found in SPARCbook 3GX laptops
   37: 
   38: ### Drivers I substantially improved
   39: * [[igsfb]] - added mode setting support
   40: * [[machfb]] - added hardware acceleration
   41: * [[pnozz]] - added hardware acceleration and cursor sprite support
   42: * [[crmfb]] - added hardware acceleration and cursor sprite support
   43: * [[tcx]] - added hardware acceleration
   44: * [[tslot]] - adapted from OpenBSD, support for the PCMCIA slots in the SPARCbook 3GX
   45: * [[xf86-video-suncg6]] - added hardware acceleration
   46: * [[xf86-video-suntcx]] - added hardware acceleration
   47: 
   48: ## TODO:
   49: * figure out why anti-aliased font rendering with [[XAA]] in [[Xorg]] 1.6 is ridiculously slow compared to 1.4<br>
   50: Actually there is some progress. The miGlyphs() function uses a scratch pixmap to render characters into which it then renders into the target pixmap. Since off-screen pixmaps in XAA are currently broken and the Xorg people refuse to fix it the scratch pixmap will be in RAM with all XAA drivers resulting in software rendering ( not that XAA knows how to accelerate vram-to-vram composite ops anyway ). I got around that by implementing a private Glyphs() method for the [[crime]] driver which gives a nice speedup but still gets us nowhere near the performance we had with Xorg 1.4. A private Glyphs() implementation for XAA which avoids the scratch pixmap resulted in a small but measurable speedup with the [[sunffb]] driver.
   51: * add acceleration to Xorg's [[sunleo]] driver<br>
   52: I have some docs and hardware but the docs are incomplete - the way WIDs are encoded is missing and I can't find one that by default gives us a 24bit RGB or BGR display.
   53: * implement mode setting for [[voodoofb]], [[voyagerfb]], [[r128fb]], [[chipsfb]] etc.
   54: * figure out how to do composite ops on [Fujitsu](http://www.fujitsu.com)'s [[AG-10e]] graphics board
   55: * figure out how to use the [[SX]] rendering engine on Sun [[SparcStation 20]] mainboards<br>
   56: I have a disassembler dump of Sun's own DDX, it shouldn't be all that difficult to do basic blitter operations. The [[SX]] itself could probably accelerate composite ops as well but there's no chance to do that without actual documentation.

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