UI ideas/questions or can we animate things as smooth as iPhone?

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Thu Jun 7 01:23:49 CEST 2007

Tomasz Zielinski wrote:
> If with GTK/Matchbox we cannot achieve such rich, fluid and, erm...,
> fluid GUI as iPhone, maybe it's not too late to drop GTK and choose
> other framework, designed for mobile devices and running quick
> framebuffer operations? GameBoy provided nice full-screen animations
> in 1989, eighteen years ago.

I feel your pain. Trust me, it hurts me as well...

> I'm 100% sure nobody will cry after pure-X11 applications we loose
> this way. Almost every GTK application would require rewriting/porting
> to fit OpenMoko capabilities, so it's not great loss too. Not to
> mention font and other DPI-aware issues.

Interesting. Can I hear more supportive or counter arguments?
What do the others think?


- Michael Lauer <mickey at openmoko.org>                   http://openmoko.org/
Software for the worlds' first truly open Free Software mobile phone

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