[SDL] XServer for SDL ?

Enrico Weigelt weigelt at nibiru.pauls.erfurt.thur.de
Fri Aug 27 16:39:02 PDT 1999

"Dave Ashley (SDL list)" wrote:
> >
> >what do you think of an XServer which uses SDL instead of own drivers ?
> >
> >i thinking about hacking in the X code
> >(e.g. implement a faster communication channel than sockets
> >(ipc,shmem,..) )
> >
> Starting with XFree86? Talk about code bloat...
> The new Xfree86 4.0 is supposed to separate out low level drivers from
> the x protocol stuff so it will be easier to add support (accelerated in
> 2d and 3d) for new hardware as it comes out. Working within that
> context I could see it being feasable doing an SDL driver. But what would
> it work under? X? So you'd have an X server running on an X server? Or an
> X server running on win32? I guess I'm wondering what would be the point.
no, not x on x ...

the hardware access and the main display management is done by SDL
(not over X). and the X server sits on top of the SDL and enables
X applicatons on an SDL display.


> -Dave

lets go to another world ... oberon

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