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

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Add QEMU DirectFB display driver
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 08:02:07 -0500
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On 05/18/2010 03:09 AM, Kevin Wolf wrote:
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.

Yes, that's the point. Instead of having a single backend (SDL) and expecting SDL to do everything for us, we would support multiple backends (like DirectFB).


Anthony Liguori


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