README.PicoGUI
author Sam Lantinga <slouken@libsdl.org>
Wed, 01 Feb 2006 06:32:25 +0000
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     2   Using SDL with PicoGUI
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     4 
     5 - Originally contributed by Micah Dowty <micahjd@users.sourceforge.net>
     6 
     7 PicoGUI is a scalable GUI system with a unique architecture, primarily focused
     8 on scalability to various embedded systems. You can find more information
     9 including a FAQ at http://picogui.org
    10 
    11 To use the patch:
    12 
    13   1. When compiling, add the "--enable-video-picogui" switch to ./configure
    14 
    15   2. When running your program, ensure that the picogui driver for SDL
    16      is in use by setting the SDL_VIDEODRIVER environment variable 
    17      to "picogui".
    18 
    19   3. The program must also be linked to the C client library for PicoGUI
    20      (libpgui.so). If the program is being compiled with a patched SDL 
    21      installed this should be done automatically. If you want to use an
    22      existing binary with PicoGUI, you can set the LD_PRELOAD environment
    23      variable to the path of your libpgui.so file.
    24 
    25 Capabilities:
    26 
    27   So far only basic functionality is provided on true color (linear16/24/32)
    28   devices. Accessing a memory mapped bitmap, updating the display, and handling
    29   mouse/keyboard input. This functionality has been tested with several
    30   applications, including mplayer, Xine, sldroids, and Abuse.
    31 
    32 TODO list:
    33 
    34   - YUV overlays will be helpful for watching video on set top boxes or other
    35     embedded devices that have some graphics acceleration hardware
    36 
    37   - Account for rotated bitmap storage in pgserver
    38 
    39   - Support for hiding or changing the cursor
    40 
    41   - The display should be centered when the SDL application is smaller
    42     than the PicoGUI panel
    43 
    44   - Fullscreen or any other special modes
    45 
    46   - Support for indexed and grayscale modes
    47 
    48   - Probably much more...
    49 
    50 --- The End ---