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DirectFB Updates GTK3 Support, Working Towards DirectFB 1.8

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Published on 21 August 2014 04:26 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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While we haven't heard much out of the DirectFB camp in recent months, it turns out their code is still churning and they continue making progress for this library that provides a plethora of features while running off the Linux frame-buffer.

Some of the DirectFB news we missed was that GTK+ 3.12 has been ported to DirectFB and uses a brand new GDK back-end. Back in the GTK2 days there was DirectFB support but that was dropped prior to GTK3. This current DirectFB GTK+ 3.12 port lacks drag and drop, selection support, cursor shapes, full-screen support, geometry hints, properties, and many other features, but according to the developers maintaining this out-of-tree GTK+ code it's "basically usable" for running modern GTK apps on DirectFB.

DirectFB 1.8 is also coming along to succeed the year-old DirectFB 1.7. There isn't yet any organized change-log but those interested can browse the commits. There's been more work on Wayland support, EGL, libdirect, etc. Most of the DirectFB development continues to be led by Denis Oliver Kropp.

Those wishing to learn about the other recent DirectFB advancements can visit DirectFB.org.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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