[LinuxBIOS] linuxbios + xf86-video-unichrome: no VGA BIOS needed.
stepan at coresystems.de
Wed Mar 21 12:35:32 CET 2007
* Peter Stuge <stuge-linuxbios at cdy.org> [070319 01:35]:
> On Sun, Mar 18, 2007 at 05:48:48PM +0100, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > For the Kernel bootsplash, a guy at SUSE wrote a jpeg decoder in
> > roughly 8k.
> Would that be Oliver Fromme? :)
Hey, you know "inof"? :-)
Actually it was Michael Schröder.
> > That plus a jpeg will be smaller than a lzmaed raw image in almost
> > all cases.
> JPEG is great for photos, not so good for quality of painted
> graphics, but the size benefit is important.
Yes. Back then when we chose jpeg it was because we wanted color
gradients in the splash pictures - And that completely snafus your
compression rate with gzip/bz2. Jpeg is pretty ok if you add some
algorithmical cosmetics and do 90 or 100% quality in cjpeg.
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