UI ideas/questions or can we animate things as smooth as iPhone?
paguilar at junkerhq.net
Sat Jun 9 11:35:04 CEST 2007
On Fri, 2007-06-08 at 15:04 +0100, Silva, Daniel wrote:
> 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
Yes, I agree, but the interesting part of Evas is the concepts it uses
for drawing things, it is transparent for the developer the way the
widget are redrawn. I just think that I could be nice to try it.
> 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.
If we have to program all the widgets with Cairo, we could come back to
GTK+ that already uses Cairo and save the widgets programming effort :)
> 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
> > Hi,
> > 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
> > power...
> > 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.
> > Regards,
> > --
> > 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
> >> GTK-gui.
> >> 2007/6/8, Florent THIERY <fthiery at gmail.com>:
> >>> Related tutorial :
> >>> http://www.directfb.org/wiki/index.php/Projects:GTK_on_DirectFB_for_Embedded_Systems
> >>> The choice should be driven by benchmarks results. EFLs are on the row
> >>> too...
> >>> Cheers
> >>> Florent
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