Re: timeline for beta release
David Nusinow wrote:
I have another question while we're on the subject. Why are you so focused
on gtkfb? If the X environment works for you, what's the advantage of going
with something that's never really worked all that well in comparsion to
the very well tested Xorg server?
- David Nusinow
well.. you're perfectly right when you say that X is MUCH more reliable
than DFB but don't forget that size matters: basing on the test i did
some months ago a netinst cd with a GTKDFB frontend needs around 80 mb
of physical memory to run, while for a GTKX frontend 128 mb can be not
Anaconda, redhat's installer with X and GTK frontnd from where i
"borrowed" the X testcase for the debian-installer, requires 125 mb to
run, plus additional 3 mb for every font is loaded.
For sure more precise calculations about memory usage are required here
(and an X expert should evaluate the most efficient way to pack and use
fonts in the netinst cd) but (and i'm not an X nor DFB specialist) it
seems to me that DFB is the lightest way to a GTK frontend.