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From: sirjofri <sirjofri+ml-9fans@sirjofri.de>
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: Re: [9fans] licence question
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2022 14:59:13 +0000 (UTC)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <f6cf67c4-0b3c-4bdc-bb5b-492f4554bb2c@sirjofri.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <16434652910.557dFF03.267022@composer.9fans.topicbox.com>


29.01.2022 15:08:11 ibrahim via 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>:
> The system part regarding Freebsd and X11 can be reduced by using plan9 
> dramatically. My own software has a few MB. In the plan9 distribution I 
> will use a new image format based on horizontal scanlines using 256 
> colors. This has an acceptable quality is faster to render and the size 
> of the image files will shrink to about 25%.

I'm interested in that image format. Btw in my experience it's often very 
small to take an extremely simple image format that can compress well and 
store it in a compressed format, decompress on demand.

This is btw what farbfeld is meant for: very simple format with good 
enough color depth, easily compressible to sizes smaller than png. It's 
literally just uint16 rgba per pixel in horizontal lines. I haven't 
really looked at plan 9 image format and how it compares, but I assume 
the result would be very similar.

(Btw I should have uploaded some converters for farbfeld for 9 somewhere)

Also, while thinking about it, I think the plan 9 images support 
different color palettes and stuff like that?

In general, I agree with a kiosk solution that doesn't need public 
sources, however I encourage you to split your content and the software. 
Content can easily be on a common fileserver and mounted into /lib or 
wherever, while you can certainly benefit from other people being able to 
read your code and contribute improvements and fixes. They don't need all 
the content for that and sample files can be enough.

Maybe try to compare your system with how /sys/doc is set up: it contains 
the important papers. Imagine on a linux system you'd have all papers 
about all systems! It would be huge and nobody would read it.

sirjofri

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Thread overview: 61+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-27 22:43 ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-27 22:48 ` hiro
2022-01-27 23:33   ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-28  0:05     ` hiro
2022-01-28  0:42       ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-28  0:46         ` ori
2022-01-28  1:14           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-28  3:23             ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28 12:01               ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-28 21:59                 ` hiro
2022-01-29 13:03                   ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 13:24                     ` hiro
2022-01-29 14:08                       ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 14:59                         ` sirjofri [this message]
2022-01-29 18:11                         ` Grant Defayette
2022-01-29 19:00                           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 20:43                         ` hiro
2022-01-29 21:32                           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 21:42                             ` hiro
2022-01-29 22:23                               ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 23:14                                 ` sirjofri
2022-01-29 23:27                                   ` hiro
2022-01-29 23:36                                   ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-30  0:08                                     ` hiro
2022-01-30  1:45                                       ` ron minnich
2022-01-30  2:18                                         ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-30 21:00                                           ` ron minnich
2022-02-01 15:08                                             ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-02-01 17:06                                               ` Dan Cross
2022-01-29 22:14                         ` Bakul Shah
2022-01-29 22:40                           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-02-04 15:30                         ` Kent R. Spillner
2022-02-04 16:17                           ` Grant Defayette
2022-02-04 16:29                           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-02-04 21:12                             ` sirjofri
2022-02-04 17:48                           ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-02-05  0:08                             ` Frank D. Engel, Jr.
2022-02-05 16:47                               ` hiro
2022-01-29 14:26                     ` David Leimbach via 9fans
2022-02-01 14:12                       ` Dan Cross
2022-02-01 22:47                         ` hiro
2022-02-02 13:22                           ` Wes Kussmaul
2022-02-02 16:25                             ` ori
2022-02-02 18:22                               ` ron minnich
2022-02-02 19:00                                 ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 16:15                     ` Wes Kussmaul
2022-01-29 16:56                     ` Bakul Shah
2022-01-29 17:17                       ` ori
2022-01-29 18:14                       ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 18:58                     ` cinap_lenrek
2022-01-29 19:23                       ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 20:48                         ` hiro
2022-01-29 21:18                           ` Steve Simon
2022-01-29 21:34                             ` hiro
2022-01-29 21:43                             ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 22:44                               ` hiro
2022-01-29 23:26                                 ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-30  7:55                           ` tlaronde
2022-01-30 13:44                             ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-30 13:56                               ` tlaronde
2022-01-28  3:14 ` Lucio De Re

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