README.NanoX
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  Patch version 0.8 of SDL(Simple DirectMedia Layer) for Nano-X API
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  Author: Hsieh-Fu Tsai, clare@setabox.com
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  There are two patch files in this package. 
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  1. The first patch file, nanox.patch, is to fix a bug in Nano-X. 
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     This patch is proposed by Gary James (gjames@twcny.rr.com).
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  It fixes the client side GrClose(). In the original version, 
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  GrOpen() can only be called once. When the GrOpen() is called at 
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  the second time, the program will terminate. In order to prevent
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  this situation, we need to insert "nxSocket = -1" after 
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  "close(nxSocket)" in GrClose(). If you do not have this problem,
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  you may skip this step. 
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  =============
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  Quick Install 
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  =============
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  1. ./configure --disable-video-x11 --disable-video-fbcon \ 
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       --enable-video-nanox \ 
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       --with-nanox-pixel-type=[rgb/0888/888/565/555/332/pal] 
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  2. make clean 
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  3. make 
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  4. make install (as root) 
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  ============
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  Nitty-gritty 
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  --with-nanox-pixel-type=[rgb/0888/888/565/555/332/pal] 
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  If the wrong pixel type is used, the program will crash when the 
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  sub-routine updates the screen. This option depends on SCREEN_PIXTYPE 
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  which is defined in Microwin0.89pre7/src/config. SCREEN_PIXTYPE 
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  is used to define the pixel type in Microwindows/Nano-X. 
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  I only test the program when the pixel type is in "rgb" 
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  (Microwin under X11) or "888" (framebuffer in 24-bit).
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  --enable-nanox-debug           Show debug messages 
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  --enable-nanox-share-memory    Use shared-memory to speed up 
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  Some programs can be used to test this patch. 
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  1. http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~weimer/atris (a tetris-like game) 
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  2. http://www.libsdl.org/projects/newvox/
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  3. http://www.libsdl.org/projects/xflame/
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  4. http://www.libsdl.org/projects/optimum/ 
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  5. http://www.gnugeneration.com/software/loop/ 
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  Todo List 
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  1. Create hardware surface
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  2. Create YUVOverlay on hardware
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  3. Use OpenGL
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  4. Gamma correction
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  5. Hide/Change mouse pointer
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  Supporting Institutes
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  Many thanks to go to Setabox Co., Ltd. and CML (Communication and
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  Multimedia Laboratory, http://www.cmlab.csie.ntu.edu.tw/) in the 
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  Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering of 
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  National Taiwan University for supporting this porting project.
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  Contact Information
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  Welcome to give me any suggestion and to report bugs.
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  My e-mail address : clare@setabox.com or niky@cmlab.csie.ntu.edu.tw
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