[maemo-users] maemo on GTK FB

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Jun 30 19:14:50 EEST 2008

ext Dave Neary wrote:
> Matt Emson wrote:
>> Sandeep, my understanding is that Maemo sits on top of a framework called
>> "Hildon" that is based on GTK+, but not necessarily the same thing entirely.
>> Others will be more precise, but YMMV greatly as to how easily it is to implement.
> Hildon sits on top of GTK+, and uses/augments it. I suppose it's
> possible that Hildon contains some X11 specific code (I really have no
> idea), but if it uses only GTK+ and glib calls, then it should work on
> that whatever the back-end is. In GTK+, there are a few different
> elements - the widgets themselves don't have any X11 drawing code, and
> draw using GDK, the GTK Drawing Kit (actually GIMP Drawing Kit
> historically) - GDK is where different back-end code gets added, such as
> gdk-x11, gdk-win32, gdk-directfb and gdk-quartz.
> My understanding is that GTKFB is just GTK+ using the directfb back-end
> of GDK - but I don't actually know of anyone using it in a device at
> this time. Best advice is try it & see.

And not having X11 there means that:
- window manager/management
- input method
- clipboard
don't work.

	- Eero

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