QVGA V/s VGA for GTA03 (was something about yummy CPU-GPU combos!)

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 09:32:55 CEST 2008

2008/6/9 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at openmoko.org>:
> no. it is absolutely not enough. why? i am asked by product management to do
> things that are just not possible in vga (to do sanely/fast). they come first.
> you users come second. in the end if product management want X they get X. and
> if for X to happen we go QVGA, then so be it. you guys lose. i need a very very
> very strong argument against going to qvga - and that means product management
> need to drop a feature.

Hardware features are almost always better than software features,
especially in open platforms where the software can be modified but
the hardware not easily so.

> i asked for use case because i am not just talking quality. i am talking a case
> where vga makes something possible at all or not. where something just wouldn't
> be usable or possible without vga. that is what i asked. i want a use case for
> vga. not just a "it looks a bit nicer".

SSH, Month view in calendar, reading books. All stuff that I need an
x50v (VGA screen) to do now.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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