[Fwd: Re: Neo1973 Update!]

Attila Csipa plists at prometheus.org.yu
Mon Jun 4 11:16:25 CEST 2007

On Monday 04 June 2007 11:03, Florent THIERY wrote:
> > My guess is that the primary application of that chip will be audio/video
> > reproduction, and perhaps some blitting improvements, the 3D part is just
> > bonus/eyecandy material.
> I do not agree with you: the neo currently struggles with 2D drawing;
> a real (understand: usable) zooming user interface has to achieve
> fluid un/zooming, so that the zooming metaphor applies to our

Most of the time blitting = 2D :) But seriously, even window zooming isn't 
real 3D, and I'm not sure that you want an extra chip there just for 
aqua/beryl-like eyecandy. Of course, if you already have that chip there for 
other reasons, like image processing, H264, hardware MP3/AAC and blitting) it 
wont hurt to add some extra coolness :) 

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