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Subject: Re: Backlight fading settings
Re: Backlight fading settings
The the ability to configure the fade in/fade out delays to the detail that
the PWM code has on the supported targets is not possible on every device
due to hardware implementation limitations. The Gigabeat F/X is an example
that without a large CPU time cost we cannot configure the delay to be
shorter while maintaining a smooth fade transistion. To increase the speed
beyond what it is at now (while maintaining a smooth step size) would
require an increase to the tick rate or multiple i2c writes in one tick.
Removing some of the configurabilty would be a benefit in terms of cross
device option consistency while keeping the penalty to performance low.
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 11:16 AM, Dominik Riebeling <
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 6:02 PM, Thomas Martitz
> <thomas.martitz_at_fhtw-berlin.de> wrote:
> > Personally, I cannot speak for the former one, but during the discussion
> > was pointed out that the current defaults are sufficient and just fine,
> > providing a decent fading, and don't need further configurability.
> I completely disagree. I really like the configurability of the fading
> on my players and would hate to loose that flexibility. Usually I
> change the fade in / fade out delays to something that fits my taste
> Also, those settings have been there since years and I don't see a
> point in removing them at all.
> - Dominik
Received on 2009-01-12
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