As many of you are aware in November I started a project to create a
lightweight window server, called NuVu. Much of the server was done,
but I came to the conclusion that I simply did not have the knowledge,
or the time, to make it really fast (dealing with AGP and such). As
such the NuVu code has been dormant for about 7 months.
I came to the conclusion that we where gonna be stuck with XFree86,,
which is far from elegant. But today, I decided that I have been very,
very stupid. by working on nuVu I was cutting against the grain
because there was already a project available, with many talented
coders, that can do hat NuVu was supposed to do. I am talking about
DirectFB has been steaming along very quickly, it is really impressive
work that has a lot of momentum. I actually think it will surpass
XFree86 within a year or two, as far as drivers go (it is already
better in terms of speed).
So, I propose we change the NuVu project (
http://www.sf.net/projects/nuvu) to something different. I propose we
make the NuVu project into a new gnustep backend, based on DirectFB.
For anyone interested in working on this project, please go to
http://www.directfb.org , download the sources, compile them and try
out the demo's. you will be very impressed. Make sure you read all
the documentation, especially the part about "fusion". fusion allows
directfb to act as a graphical server so multiple apps can use the
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