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GUI Libraries, Frame Buffer and Input Devices
- Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 12:16:03 +0100
- From: sebastien at milkymist.org (Sébastien Bourdeauducq)
- Subject: GUI Libraries, Frame Buffer and Input Devices
On Tuesday 14 December 2010 11:54:36 Sebastian Huber wrote:
> this is based on Microwindows/Nano-X. As a high level GUI toolkit this
> path suggests FLTK. For devices with very limited resources this approach
> seems to be a good choice. It is easy to write custom screen, mouse and
> keyboard drivers for the Microwindows/Nano-X framework.
Microwindows, Nano-X, nxlib... the X11 sandwich: layers of crap make good
> An alternative is Qt Embedded. This is very attractive since it runs on
> many platforms and is one of the best GUI libraries available.
I tried that already, without much result. It's hard and not very fruitful
work. Qt is also probably slow and memory-hungry (it's not just a "GUI
library", it's more like a complete C++ operating system). See:
So I kicked all this away and went for a modded Genode FX
(http://github.com/lekernel/mtk) which provided the most features and an
acceptable look and feel (Nano-X demos = jokes) with a small resource
footprint and relatively little effort.