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LinuxDevices.com: GtkFB: GTK+ for the Linux Framebuffer

Mar 17, 2001, 23:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexander Larsson)

"In the upcoming GTK+2.0 release, GTK+ will support rendering directly to the framebuffer instead of using the X Window System. This is good for embedded systems such as PDAs and other systems with very limited resources, because they are able to run without the overhead of an X server while still taking advantage of the power of GTK+ and the large base of existing programs. This whitepaper describes how GTK+ for the Linux framebuffer works, its advantages and limitations, how it fits into the environment, and how to obtain the software."

"GTK+ is a graphical user interface toolkit that lets you write modern, easy to use applications. It was originally written for use with the X Window System, but the 2.0 release supports several other windowing systems. The port described in this whitepaper, the framebuffer port (or sometimes just GtkFB), runs without any external windowing system. Instead, the framebuffer port runs straight on the Linux framebuffer device."

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