[haiku-appserver] Re: Backbuffer access

  • From: Stefano Ceccherini <burton666@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-appserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 26 Oct 2004 08:18:43 -0000

>Damn, it *could* clone the add-on. Only BWindowScreens do that right 
>now IIRC.

Yeah, and I think it's done like that because BWindowScreen is fullscreen while 
BDirectWindow can run... in a window :)
Maybe there are some issues with parallel use of the accelerant and direct 
rendering on the frame buffer..., or maybe having access to the accelerant 
would be bad, as one could change the palette of the system, or change the 
video mode, which is a thing one shouldn't do if an app runs in a window... 

Anyway, I think be, inc. wanted to change some things in BDirectWindow, in a 
future release (I don't know what's in Dano), because they started implementing 
a BDirectDriver class within BDirectWindow, which would've probably added HW 
acceleration capabilities to it.

Anyway, I think we have to stick to how it's implemented in R5 if we want to 
achieve compatibility with it.

Stefano Ceccherini aka Jack Burton
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