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

From: Stefano Stabellini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Add QEMU DirectFB display driver
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 16:30:14 +0100
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

On Wed, 19 May 2010, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
>    Hi,
> >> Which makes me think we should just go the direct route.  No SDL.  No
> >> directfb.  No other funky library which provides us with nothing but
> >> bugs.  Programming fbdev isn't that hard after all.  Especially if you
> >> skip all the (IMHO pointless) video mode switching bits.
> >
> > Agreed, actually I was thinking the same thing.
> > The only reason for using a library is to have the color/pixel conversion
> > functions, that could be useful. However we have many of them already
> > implemented in qemu so it shouldn't be difficult to roll our own.
> Everybody implements its own conversion functions though.  It probably 
> makes sense to consolidate that stuff into a small conversion library, 
> probably best based on PixelFormat, and make everybody use that.
Yeah definitely

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