ASCII-art output platform
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Authored by graesslin on Apr 1 2016, 12:31 PM.


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A new platform: render to ascii art output. It's based on libcaca
which is now an optional dependency to KWin. To run use:
KWIN_COMPOSE=Q kwin_wayland --xwayland --ascii <programs to start>

It works both nested (e.g. on X11) and on a tty.

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graesslin updated this revision to Diff 3057.Apr 1 2016, 12:31 PM
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kwin_wayland rendering glxgears on the ascii art output

ivan added a subscriber: ivan.Apr 1 2016, 4:32 PM

You just created an excuse for NVidia not to support wayland-proper-opengl in their future driver releases.

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.arg("a","b") is almost always better than .arg("a").arg("b)

otherwise if a translator puts %1 in the first string you get a crazy result


magic numbers

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Apr 1 2016, 10:49 PM
graesslin planned changes to this revision.Jun 14 2016, 5:45 AM

Needs to be rebased to newer internal API

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