[vdr] Graphlcd anyone?

Luca Olivetti luca at ventoso.org
Mon Sep 29 10:10:54 CEST 2008

I just acquired a dirt cheap lcd (see http://picframe.spritesserver.nl) 
to complement my vdr machine, so I'm using the graphlcd plugin to drive it.
Instead of writing a graphlcd driver, I just configured it to use the 
network driver then I wrote a simple client to drive the display.
This is working quite well, but I have some questions about the plugin:

1) the project doesn't seem maintained: I took the svn version and still 
I had to crudely hack it to work with a recent vdr (my system encoding 
is utf-8 and the hack was simply to convert the osd messages to 
iso-8859-1 in the graphlcd plugin)

2) it's only black and white and it doesn't seem easy to adapt it to use 
colors (besides just using black and white)

I also took a look at the graphtft plugin, which manages color but I 
don't think it's suited to a small display (mine is 128x128), besides I 
cannot understand its documentation (it's only in german).


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