[vdr] Softdevice or Xine?

Jan Ekholm chakie at smultron.net
Tue Sep 27 20:37:44 CEST 2005

On Tuesday 27 September 2005 20:40, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 20:38 +0300, Jan Ekholm wrote:
> > On Tuesday 27 September 2005 18:43, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > > There's also a new R200 driver in DirectFB CVS.
> > > http://www.directfb.org/index.php/viewcvs.cgi/DirectFB/gfxdrivers/r200/
> > >
> > > I haven't tested it myself nor heard from anyone who would have,
> > > though. If someone has tried it, reports would be appreciated.
> >
> > Any ideas wether the CVS version normally is useable?
> No idea.
> >  Some projects mostly
> > check in stuff that could be a release, while some projects check in
> > stuff that doesn't even compile. My playing time is very limited so I
> > rather not test with something that doesn't even have a chance of
> > working.
> Yep, that's why I haven't bothered to test it either :)

Maybe I could give it a shot one of these days. The thing with DFB was at 
least a few years ago that it wasn't simple to test. You couldn't just 
compile it and then start, there was so much to configure before that and 
then you had to have some application that showed something meaningful, 
otherwise you only had garbage on the screen. But I remember that it had 
quite flexible "modes" so it shouldn't be impossible to tweak for our 
projectors 852x480 resolution. Just have to find that simple app that always 
works and can give some initial output before I dive into softdevice. :)

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