DirectFB and Ilixi: Graphics for Auto Linux
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DirectFB Integrated Media GmbH demonstrated in a video their graphics middleware in the upcoming version 1.7.0 on a Linux computer system for motor vehicles.
The video shows navigation system, car dashboard, audio and video player, web browser and simple games on the ARM system-on-chip R-CarH1 Renesas. The display has a resolution of 1024×768 pixels.
DirectFB demonstration shows, among others web browser, menu and window list on the in-car system.
So would the software manufacturer to demonstrate the sufficiency and efficiency of DirectFB, the core requires about 1.5 MB of memory. To this end, waived the LGPL-licensed software in part to the server-client architecture of X11. DirectFB supports multicore systems and OpenGL ES2 and has a mechanism for inter-process Komunnikation (IPC), and a window manager. This joins with Ilixi a toolkit for application developers. It is also under the LGPL, and should be satisfied on the ARM architecture with 512 MB of memory.