Why qtopia uses framebuffer and ASU can't?

prishelec at gmail.com prishelec at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 08:49:39 CEST 2008

Raster, thank you for explanation!
If I get it right there is no difference in speed between qtopia and
other distros related to graphics.
And just for education - what 'misnoma' means?

On 9/8/08, The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at rasterman.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Sep 2008 20:45:45 -0400 Yaroslav Halchenko
> <site-openmoko.org at onerussian.com> babbled:
>> > for example. lets say i spend 1 second to write data to video ram - that
>> > is
>> > 1 second i CANNOT spend on anything else. the glamo limits write rates
>> > to
>> > about
>> so why then during boot of X in ASU (2008.8) those precious cycles are
>> spent on a 'box animation'? uff
> because 1. users need to know the device is alive at all and not just hung -
> so
> something needs to change on the screen. otherwise for a long time the
> screen
> is "hung". and 2. that is just following in design from the existing design
> for
> the booting screen. as e has no idea how far along it is in init until it is
> told "i'm done" - it can just display some form of status. a bouncing box
> follows an existing notion of "that means its busy but doesnt know how long
> to
> go" from the windows boot as well as splash from psplash/ubuntu, and gtk and
> other widget sets uses this as an indicator of just that.
> you are free to modify the theme though. i personally would have gone for
> something different - but that's a question of taste and preferences. it
> also
> wont help the boot THAT much. you want to find the BIG gains - not the small
> ones. it consumes maybe about 20-25% (combine enlightenment_init and xglamo)
> for the animation. so yes - u'd speed it up by a bit - but not immensely
> (not
> double or triple which is what u really want).
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