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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Add QEMU DirectFB display driver

From: Kevin Wolf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Add QEMU DirectFB display driver
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 10:09:59 +0200
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Am 17.05.2010 23:43, schrieb Anthony Liguori:
> On 05/17/2010 04:35 PM, malc wrote:
>> There's one thing that SDL does marvelously well - it's just one fairly
>> small and self contained library that doesn't unleash dependency hell on
>> the user.
>>> The fact that we have cocoa support in the tree is basically an admission of
>>> failure with SDL.
>> I don't think so, the way i see it: someone had an itch (i.e. an
>> application that does not integrate well with his windowing environment)
>> and he scratched it.
> SDL doesn't integrate well into a modern Gnome desktop either.  I don't 
> see why we have Cocoa and not Gtk.  If the answer is, someone needs to 
> send patches, expect patches soon :-)

So with this argument, we'll not only get a GTK backend, but Qt and
Windows backends, too? But then you can't reasonably say any more that
DirectFB would be too much additional code to maintain.


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