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gfx/ppaint/PBlit_Agnus.lha

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Short:Personal Agnus Blit Library v. 2.0
Author:info at cloanto.com (Cloanto)
Uploader:info cloanto com (Cloanto)
Type:gfx/ppaint
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Distribution:Only Cloanto, Aminet and Aminet CD-ROM
Date:1996-12-09
Download:http://aminet.net/gfx/ppaint/PBlit_Agnus.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/gfx/ppaint/PBlit_Agnus.readme
Downloads:2225
CLOANTO SOFTWARE UPDATE


THIS ARCHIVE CONTAINS THE LATEST VERSION OF THE FOLLOWING LIBRARIES:

  - personal_agnus_blit.library


PROGRAMS USING THE LIBRARIES:

  - Personal Paint version 7.0 and higher
  - ColorType version 3.1 and higher


INSTALLATION DIRECTORY:

  - Default   : "PPaint:libs", "ColorType:libs"
  - Optionally: "LIBS:"
  (software checks both paths and uses the newer library if two are found)


ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES:

  - PBlit_Agnus (Yes/No/Auto)


NEW FEATURES:

In addition to containing blitting functionality based on the Amiga Agnus
blitter logic, this library is queried on startup by programs like Personal
Paint to determine whether the Amiga (Agnus) blitter is available for use.

Based on the result provided on startup by this library, for example,
Personal Paint might shadow the "Settings/Graphics/Amiga Blitter" option
and automatically use a blitter emulation library instead.

This new library is more flexible in deciding whether it is acceptable to
use the Amiga blitter or not, allowing the user to make a choice in certain
conditions where the previous library would have shadowed this program
option. For example, certain CyberGraphX options which can be set by the
user to use Fast RAM in certain conditions in which the system would
normally use Chip RAM, will not cause the Amiga Blitter option to be
disabled when using this new library. It remains up to the user, when
experimenting with these non-standard system options, to manually disable
the Amiga Blitter in the application if the new system settings cause
incompatibilities.

This library, like the previous versions, contains complex and up-to-date
logic to detect a condition in which it might not be safe to use the Amiga
blitter. This logic can be overridden by setting the "PBlit_Agnus"
environment variable to Yes or No (default = Auto).

Additional functionality has been integrated in this library to better
support future programs.


OTHER NOTES:

As of version 2.0 of the blitting libraries, and up to a 68040 CPU the Agnus
version is on average still faster than the 68K libraries. The Agnus
blitting library can only work with bitmaps in Chip RAM.

Your feedback is very appreciated: <support at cloanto.com>.

For additional technical and legal information on the files, please refer to
the documentation included with the original (commercial) distribution. In
particular, all files are Copyright © 1996 Cloanto Italia srl.


Contents of gfx/ppaint/PBlit_Agnus.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
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[generic]                  266     628  42.4% -lh5- a7a2 Dec  8  1996 PBlit_Agnus.info
[generic]                 1333    2651  50.3% -lh5- 8e92 Dec  8  1996 PBlit_Agnus/PBlit_Agnus.readme
[generic]                11092   25204  44.0% -lh5- ca5a Dec  8  1996 PBlit_Agnus/personal_agnus_blit.library
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 Total         3 files   12691   28483  44.6%            Dec  9  1996

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