I started to go down the Qtopia route but found it to be a bit of an
overkill for what I needed. I have a buildroot friendly .mk file for
building qte3, but I've only used it to build on my host so it might
have to be tweaked to work in other environments. Also, I found that
the qte libs and fonts won't even fit on an XM stix, so I ended up
putting the libs and fonts on a cf card that get symlinked into the
filesystem on the stix. In the end I got as far as getting the qt
sample programs loaded and running on my gumstix, and they did work,
but I never took it any further than that. If you would be interested
in the qte3 .mk files I'd be happy to send them to you.
What I ended up doing was mmap() the framebuffer and used the gd
graphics library to draw images and then copy them to the framebuffer.
If you want to give that a try this page should help you get started
http://sumitbirla.com/braindump/index.php/Main_Page The sample
framebuffer code gives you the basics on mmapping the framebuffer and
drawing to it. Its a much lighter-weight way to get images to display
on an lcd.
On 1/24/07, Dave Hylands <dhylands@...> wrote:
> Hi Cesar,
> > 1) I want to use a webcam with the gumstix, which motherboard and expansion
> > board should I get? I was thinking getting the wifi expansion board and
> > using a wifi webcam, could the gumstix handle the bandwidth?
> None of the current gumstix support USB host mode, which means that
> you can't connect up a webcam.
> > 2) Also, how about adding a external hard drive and RFID tag.
> What type of interface does the RFID tag have?
> I've heard of someone using a Compact-Flash form factor HD. Doing
> anything else would require a custom board.
> With the next gen gumstix, you should be able to have USB host mode,
> which would allow USB hard-drive and USB cameras.
> > 3) One last question, what kind of GUI can I use over the gumstix? Would I
> > have to create my own or can I have
> > it running some already made GUI to be displayed in some LCD or
> > something.
> It's possible to run Micro-windows or Q-topia on the gumstix, which
> means that you can mke the GUI pretty much anything you like. It
> depends on how much you read into "GUI". Some people consider a GUI to
> be a complete operating environment. Microwindows just ability to have
> a GUI. Qtopia if much more fully featured, but you'll definitely have
> a wrestling match trying to get it to build.
> Dave Hylands
> Vancouver, BC, Canada
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