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Partnership joins GUI framework with OpenGL drivers

Mar 28, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

A company with an ultra-light, Linux-compatible graphics stack has partnered with a company specializing in safety-critical OpenGL-compliant device drivers. Fluffy Spider Technologies (FST) of Australia and ALT Software of Canada hope their products will see use in smartphones, set-top boxes, in-car systems,… kiosks, and automation systems.

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A Wind River partner, ALT is known for its safety-critical OpenGL device drivers. The drivers have been deployed in everything from certifiable cockpit displays for the F-18 Super Hornet aircraft and automotive displays to children's educational 3D graphic tablets, the vendor says.

FST's FancyPants is a lightweight, embedded graphics framework similar to Qt Core or GTK. With a storage footprint below 3MB, it nonetheless provides efficient multimedia performance and sophisticated special effects, according to the vendor. Supported effects include soft shadows, screen and image transitions, fades and wipes, 32-bit alpha blending, animations, glitter, color manipulation, scaling, rotation, and 3D folds.

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