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Re: DirectFB backend, I'm going for it!

From: Serg Stoyan
Subject: Re: DirectFB backend, I'm going for it!
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 12:46:20 +0200

Hello Alexander,

> Chad Hardin wrote:
> [snip]
> > I think I can handle One by simply putting in window decoration code
> > and handling in DirectFBServer.  However, in order to actually draw to
> > the screen it would need to use the other half of the backend, call it
> > DirectFBLib.  So I'm wondering if there will be problems with the
> > server side of the backend drawing to the screen and hence relying on
> > the graphics side of the backend.  What do you all think, will there be
> > a problem with this type of thing?
> I don't think there'd be any technical problems (at least none that
> couldn't be solved fairly easily). It would make your server part depend
> on your graphics part, but you might not have a problem with that.
> That said, I (still) have a TODO for implementing window decoration
> drawing in -gui that could be used in backends that don't have any
> "native" window decorations. In short, the plan is to have a
> -(BOOL)handlesWindowDecorations in GSDisplayServer. If the backend
> returns NO, things behave like they do now. If it returns YES, -gui will
> include window decorations in the window, and will handle movement,
> resizing, etc. by itself.

Actualy some time ago I've started to create title view for NSMenu and it
works. I can find and put it on CVS. I need a day or two for it.

Serg Stoyan

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