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KernelTrap: In Kernel GUI

Nov 02, 2004, 05:30 (7 Talkback[s])


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"Zack Smith announced that he has been working on an in-kernel 2D GUI for the 2.6 Linux kernel called FBUI. Based on the framebuffer, the project page explains, 'FBUI is a small, in-kernel graphical user interface for Linux. It permits you to put windows in each framebuffer-based virtual console, to read keyboard input and track the mouse pointer.' The core software measures in at a mere 26k, adding an additional 17k for a graphical library, 30k for a window manager, and 38k for a terminal emulator..."

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