Archive for March, 2008

March 25th, 2008 by nkeynes
A distinct lack of time
Posted in Development

I apologise for the lack of updates recently – unfortunately I have not had a lot of time to work on lxdream lately due to real life conspiring against me. I’ll try to update when I can, but for now there probably won’t be a lot to report until at least the end of May.

The good news is that lxdream-render is pretty close to mergeable now (doesn’t seem to break much now), and I’ve spent a bit of time trying to track down the irritating “geometry” bugs I’ve been seeing (It looks like bad geometry on screen, but the same data renders just fine on the DC). The bad news is that thus far, I haven’t really gotten anywhere with said bugs :( .

March 4th, 2008 by nkeynes
GD-rom and ALSA improvements
Posted in Development

Updated the CD-Rom image code to handle the various read modes (Bug #59), including raw reads (using libedc to generate the EDC/ECC data on the fly), as opposed to the old code which really only handled mode 1 and mode 2 form 1 sectors – CD-Roms are much more complicated beasties than one typically imagines. I haven’t validated it yet, but I don’t think I’ve broken any of the cases that previously worked either *crosses fingers*.

In other news bhaal22 has contributed an ALSA sound driver which is now in svn, along with some initial (long overdue) work towards tidying up the audio subsystem.