GUI: mag, dope, nitpicker, goos

Adam Lackorzynski adam at os.inf.tu-dresden.de
Mon Aug 9 16:26:22 CEST 2010


Hi,

On Sun Aug 08, 2010 at 19:45:09 +0300, Taru Karttunen wrote:
> What exactly is the current situation with the various graphics related
> components? Mag appears to be a nitpicker replacement and dope ran under
> nitpicker. Goos is a new low level framework that is used by mag?

Goos is the interface that is either implemented or used by other
components, or both. Mag as well as Dope implement the interface. Mag
provides the full windowing as well as the framebuffer interface, as
where Dope only provides the framebuffer one.

> Then there are various fb* like fb-drv and fbterminal.

fb-drv contains the hardware framebuffer driver and exports it via the
Goos interface. fbterminal is a terminal that uses a framebuffer from
any provider.

> What is the current direction of the graphics and GUI components, how
> do they stack and what is the preferred way to get them to run?

They can be stacked as you want. See the screenshots on the website
(http://os.inf.tu-dresden.de/L4Re/ss/mag+dope+con.png).

> Are they documented somewhere?

There are the doxy-docs and there's an example configuration in
l4/conf/examples/


Adam
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