Qtopia coming for Neo1973

Lorn Potter lpotter at trolltech.com
Wed Sep 19 21:26:07 CEST 2007

Gabriel Ambuehl wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 September 2007 22:58:00 Lorn Potter wrote:
>>> Not X11 like all other systems. This has better performance and is in my
>>> eyes the perfect solution for embedded devices.
>> There is no great performance difference between x11 and fb.
> As long as X11 renders to FB, that's true. However, with the GPU in GTA02 that 
> may not be true at all as in fact, Mickey mentioned on IRC yesterday that fb 
> operations may well be *slower* on GTA02 than on GTA01.

For unaccelerated framebuffer vs. accelerated X11, yes. But we are 
planning on using those accel chips too.

> I don't know enough about the differences between Qt and Qtopia (aside of the 
> fact that Qtopia draws to the fb directly), but if Qtopia app scan run on Qt, 
> we might well end up seeing that on GTA02 as Qt/X11 will get the GPU 
> acceleration for "free"? At that point, GTK and Qt(opia) could happily 
> coexist like they do on the desktop.

Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Software Engineer, Systems Group, MES, Trolltech

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