Change in default colors in v2.5?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Fri Jan 14 16:23:37 EST 2005

Scott Rossi wrote:
> Recently, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>>>using the v2.5 engine I'm now
>>>>getting reports from some users of unusual appearance.  In XP everything
>>>>works as expected, but in pre-XP systems (2K, 98) I'm getting reports
>>>>that the window is mostly black.
>>>Did you check if this is a 16 color setting problem?  Last time I checked,
>>>the Rev engine would often display an all black window when run under 16
>>>colors on Windows (the official word back then was the engine would not
>>>display reliably under 16 colors).
>>Ahh-- I'll look into that.
>>Why the change? And if there a Bugzilla requst to change it back?
> It's not a change, it's a feature.  I learned of this during the Raney
> administration (pre Rev days) and was told that they just couldn't support
> anything less than 8 bit color, though it might be possible to run stacks
> with system drawn controls only (no imported graphics, etc).

Nevermind. My bad:  I has mis-read "16 color" as "16-bit".  :)

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
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