UI ideas/questions or can we animate things as smooth as iPhone?
danielsilva at danielsilva.net
Fri Jun 8 16:04:19 CEST 2007
The problem with evas as i see it, is the available developer pool.
GTK as of now is more mature and has many more knowledged developers
One other problem is that i don't see many language bindings for EFL ( at
least mature )
other than Ruby, that could hinder a bit future development/support for more
Another option, i just thought it abiut it now, is to loose GTK and EFL
altogether and use
Cairo to render all the widgets, its has many backends already available
including X, DirectFB and OpenGL so
that wouldn't be an issue, it also has bindings for MANY languages so that
isn't an issue either.
It would require some initial work to program all the widgets, but i believe
in the long run it
would pay off.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pedro Aguilar" <paguilar at junkerhq.net>
To: "ThomasGstÃ¤dtner" <thomas at gstaedtner.net>
Cc: <community at lists.openmoko.org>; "Florent THIERY" <fthiery at gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: UI ideas/questions or can we animate things as smooth as
> We should try different options, do some serious benchmarks and based on
> the results we could choose the best solution.
> Some options would be:
> - X11/GTK
> - X11/EFL
> - DirectFB/GTK
> - DirectFB/EFL
> Both, GTK and EFL, have backends for X11 and DirectFB, so running demos
> and apps shouldn't be a problem.
> Running DirectFB/GTK works fine in embedded systems, I used it in a
> PNX8550 processor, but the Neo's processor doesn't have that processing
> According to the ELF doc, the Evas library with DirectFB backend is
> designed with embedded systems in mind, but I haven't tested it. At least
> in the i386 platform works great.
> One real problem I see is that for making some benchmarking we need the
> real hardware, an emulator wouldn't be reliable.
> Pedro Aguilar
>> Imho the EFL are the best choise for a device like the Neo.
>> I'm really looking forward to have a EFL-based gui as alternative to the
>> 2007/6/8, Florent THIERY <fthiery at gmail.com>:
>>> Related tutorial :
>>> The choice should be driven by benchmarks results. EFLs are on the row
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