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developerWorks: Scripting and Scaling for Fun and Profit

Jan 12, 2006, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lewin Edwards)

"The previous article showed you how to get your PowerPC-based multimedia device up and running, loading and displaying JPEG images. This episode shows you how to add image scaling and--more importantly--scripting functionality, and I'm going to describe for you some of the design theory and engineering difficulties to be encountered in building a multimedia appliance. I'm also going to go into a bit more detail about some material I glossed over last time.

"In the last episode, I started off by describing the Linux framebuffer device and showing you how to attach your application to it. I then donned a stunningly lifelike weasel costume and ran our application inside X, while promising to explain this decision later..."

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