'Mini-Compiz' on Miniature Linux/OpenGL (embedded 3D window system)

ZeAtShuttle zelco at xtra.co.nz
Tue Apr 17 05:58:13 PDT 2007


my goal is to produce (for start) really tiny and simple Compiz-like "window manager", the main concern is size and speed... and by size i mean very tiny:1-2MB 

since everyone is probably laughing (id be too, few months ago), i might start by showing its possible,
actually there is already complete WORKING development environment for it... thanks to SciTech drivers it can run OpenGL without X, which cuts in size just enough, but not only that... its setup free, its plug'n'play... well, have a look, hope you'll find it interesting:

Linux based OpenGL development system without X

now, these scitech drivers are great considering all the stuff that is going(not going) on with Linux drivers, but the most important part, for COOL effects, is not (fully) HW accelerated, like draw to textures, blending... but, still... 3D cube desktop and all the -window distortion- effects can be done as it is! im not sure if some of the earlier ATI cards that got specs out maybe even fully accelerated there, but no one seem to use/know about these drivers so its hard to find out..

its all about drivers, OpenGL drivers, 
i've tried these as well, but could not make it work:

* fbdev/DRI 
* directFB 
* GGI/libGGI 

can someone, please, answer this:

1.) are there any similar projects to this? 

2.) anyone keen to help me make fbdev/DRI(miniglx) or GGI version of the system? 

3.) who knows if its possible to "convert" binary ATI/nVidia drivers to work without X?

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