DIB Engine

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at gmx.net
Tue Dec 23 05:15:16 CST 2008

> As my DIB engine is becoming usable (I already use it on Autocad for my 
> job), I'm thinking to publish the patches.
> As it's still not complete, I'm thinking to add a way to enable it on 
> demand with registry and environment variable :
> export WINEDIB=ON activates it
> export WINEDIB=OFF deactivates it
> if no environment variable, it checks a registry key (I'd like to have 
> some suggestion on where to put it).
> If no environment variable nor registry entry are present it'll be 
> disabled (by now) as is for testing purposes.
> How should I publish it ? A big unique patch, 2 patches, one with the 
> (small) changes in gdi32 and another big one with the engine itself, or 
> many small patches ?
> Is it right to put on wine patches list ?
> Ciao
> Max

I would say a registry key is fine to turn it on/off but this is a minor detail. The most important thing is that the architecture is 100% correct. Implementing drawing functions in software isn't that hard but getting the design right is very, very hard. I would suggest to post a big patch for review or so. Not to discourage you but I fear that the design might still not be good.

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