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[directfb-users] Re: new user with a few questions
On Sun, Feb 08, 2004 at 06:21:47PM -0600, Eldridge, Michael wrote: > > More complex apps use the layer and window APIs and thus have more > > control over things but it also means that you can't simply flip a > > magic switch to make them windowed vs. fullscreen. > > gotcha. is it trivial to resize the window so that it occupies the > entire screen? Yes but that isn't necessrily a good idea as it will waste memory and add overhead to flippng (compared to running directly on the layer's surface). My UAE DirectFB port has windowed+fullscreen support using layer/window APIs. The only ugliness that I really don't like is with input handling. I have to handle both window and input events depending on which mode the app uses. > additionally, is any hardware acceleration lost when > running in windowed mode? No. Well provided that the window has the same pixel format as the layer or the hardware supports format conversion. > > > is the radeon driver not capable of such an overlay layer? > > > > The driver doesn't support it. The hardware has at least one overlay > > so adding support would be possible. > > doh. radeon 7500 is what i'm currently using in my dev machine. it's > not a big deal, but before i'm able to plop the cash on a via m10k > board, i'd like to become more familiar with dfb's usage. from what > i've read in the list archives, radeon is expected to be the next dfb > driver to be as full featured as matrox/cle266. Not if I get there first with the mach64 ;) > any idea if the radeon > driver will have an extra layer within the next couple of months? I don't have the hardware so I won't work on it. Judging from the XFree86 driver source the overlay is very similar to r128's overlay so it should be quite easy to get it working. -- Ville Syrjälä firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.sci.fi/~syrjala/ -- Info: To unsubscribe send a mail to email@example.com with "unsubscribe directfb-users" as subject.