Graphics: from pixels to windows

1 · Johan Manuel · Dec. 14, 2019, 11 p.m.
With SnowflakeOS starting to have more of the pieces a proper hobby OS should have, it was time to make this state of affair visible from the outside. Graphics! Ironically, by switching away from text mode, we lose the immediate ability to print text, but as you’ll see we’re going to get it all back. At some point anyway; what’s presented here is the beginning of this process. The boring part: switching video mode A prerequisite to doing anything is to get the screen in a state in which we can...