julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jun 20 06:37:29 CDT 2006
Brad Parker wrote:
> Jules Richardson wrote:
>> urgh, a software question :-) I need to write some X Windows code (X11R5, so
>> it makes the ten year rule!). Nothing fancy - no GUI needed, just pixel ops on
>> the root window.
>> Does anyone have any pointers to good online tutorials / other resources?
>> I think the last time I coded anything specifically for X was around the time
>> R5 was released, so memory is rather hazy, and I don't think I've got any
>> paper-based info here at home.
> It might not help, but I've been using SDL lately. It eliminates the
> need to get caught up in X and allows you to be cross platform (win32,
> mac & linux).
I'm trying to pack OS + enough of X to display pixel data into 32MB, but for
the application in mind I'll need to source data externally anyway - so it
might be possible to NFS-mount a remote drive with extra goodies on.
(I'm looking at other possibilities too, such as using SVGALib rather than X -
but I like X for its portability and remote display abilities)
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