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Re: why not DirectFB?


From: Chad Hardin
Subject: Re: why not DirectFB?
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 16:30:31 -1000

I really go back on forth on the DirectFB thing. The main problem is that linux video support is in a big flux right now and I'm not sure how it will turn out.

My hope is that what ends up is something like this:

X11 stops being a gigantic device driver.

Instead, it relies on a linux kernel which has rich support for video cards, including 3D (sadly, doesn't seem likely, we'll see).

Preferably Linux would have a rich 3D device driver model and a stable OpenGL library which works on that. I could then write a "nano" window server on top of that.

I'm still gonna plug away with DirectFB, but it's lack of heavy support for ATI and nVidia, the major players, discourages me a bit. That's not their fault though.


Chad



On May 28, 2004, at 7:46 AM, andrez wrote:

Chad Hardin wrote:
Yeah, I'm working on this, but it's slow. one of those "Real Life" things. I don't think there would be any objections to accepting a directfb patch once I have one :-)
Remember though, some people prefer X.
Chad

Iunderstand, but I guess, that people can commit code would they know more about your idea. Real life is a thing that Micro$oft benefits from. But the more people we have working on the project, the more real-life thing impacts us. As far as I understand, the DirectFB guys have also all that sound libraries integrated, and when using DirectFB you need no window manager and it has it's own cut'n paste.

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