Framebuffer port of GTK/GDK !!
- From: "ArcadePreserv Center" <arcadepreserv hotmail com>
- To: gtk-devel-list redhat com
- Subject: Framebuffer port of GTK/GDK !!
- Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 04:32:43 PST
I am interested in low end embedded systems, and I am interested in
GNU/Linux. Unfortunately a working graphical enviroment to use and run GTK
programs needs at least more than 200MB of secondary memory.
I have been looking at GTK. From what I understand *all* you have to port to
get a full GTK enviroment running without X, (which is needed for low memory
useage, both internal and secondary) ported is GDK, the underlying drawing
toolkit. This has also been done, there is a ms-windows port of GDK, GTK and
the gimp, using the former.
So, to get the GTK programs to run on small (embedded ?) system, we need to
port GDK to a non X-windows enviroment.
I just want to point out to everyone interested that NOW is the time to do
this, soon is to late. Trolltech has announced that there will soon be a QT
version that uses only the framebuffer, aiming at low end and embedded
systems. If we dont, and I dont, want to loose grounds for our free GTK
toolkit to the propriatery QT toolkit all interested should act now.
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