Showing posts from October, 2009

rootfs trial

I've spent much time playing with different build systems such as buildroot, openwrt and openembedded. And here's some conclusions: X-based environment (even with kdrive) such as gpe are almost unsuitable on machines with 32mb ram. Xfbdev is too fat, it eats all memory, and leaves nothing for applications. opie is usable, but too old. And unsupported. the only way is directfb+gtk. gtk for directfb is well supported, because debian installer is gtk-directfb based. Also there's libsdl port to directfb. Neat :) So, we need some gtk-based DE for PDA, but unfortunately almost all of them depends on X. I'm goint to try port gpe, or something like this on gtk-directfb after I'll finish kernel-side support for rx1950. Stay tuned ;)