QVGA V/s VGA for GTA03 (was something about yummy CPU-GPU combos!)
doc at skynet.ie
Mon Jun 9 21:37:28 CEST 2008
Why not? I do it on a nokia n800. I don't use it a massive amount but it
is fairly usable and that's also only 480px high (in freerunner landscape,
in freerunner portrait it's 640px high).
On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Robert Taylor wrote:
> Chris Wright wrote:
>> 2008/6/9 Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com>:
>>> 2008/6/9 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at openmoko.org>:
>>>> an 80x24 terminal is possible to make it readable @ qvga - if we allow
>>>> scrolling. (and possible in landscape with an ultra-tiny 4-pixel wide font -
>>>> possible (3 pixels for text, 1 for space). not very nice though.
>>> That is unusable. I'm sorry, I will not force myself to use that. I
>>> will buy something else. Using the terminal on a remote machine with a
>>> 4 pixels font is possibile like it is possible to eat cockroaches for
>>> lunch everyday. There are some 'can get by' that I will not force
>>> myself to get by with.
>> The same with having to flip between right/left panes: it turns a
>> half-second operation into a five-second one, and it taxes the brain
>> at the same time.
>> Moreover, this has to fit a keyboard along with anything else. The
>> keyboard itself has very minimal needs in terms of resolution, but it
>> steals about a third of the screen in portrait mode, more in landscape
>> -- 640x480 is probably a bare minimum. You'd be getting 200 by 240
>> usable space with qvga.
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> The keyboard and and landscape mode are very important I think.
> If you are going to be doing ssh of any king you will need a physical
> keyboard (bluetooth or a foldout of some kind in a future model) and you
> will need to be able rotate the screen to landscape mode to get decent
> Now that qt is on x, landscape mode should be easily possible with
> xrandr so the last issue is a kb as in landscape mode its a certainty
> that you wont be able to use an onscreen kb with a stylus and ssh at the
> same time.
> - Rob
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