Rich.West at wesmo.com
Wed Mar 21 12:13:22 UTC 2007
Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 03:07:17PM -0400, Rich West wrote:
>> I pulled down the latest ATrpms for FC5 (yes, yes.. I need to upgrade to
>> FC6 at some point) and noticed it pulled down directfb, too.
> Yes, but not as a direct dependency of mythtv, but as a dependency of
> mplayer. mythtv needs to be rebuilt for switching to directfb.
>> So.. let me ask.. What's the benefit of using directfb? Is it less
>> memory intensive and provide better overall performance? Does it
>> eliminate the need for running X? Does it complicate things?
> All yes. ;)
>> I'm driving only TV's (not desktop computing with my FE's), which is
>> what caused the spark in my curiosity...
> If your mythtv box looks more like an embedded device (low on RAM)
> then directfb is interesting for you. Otherwise probably not.
OK.. Thanks for the clarification. Mine are simple workstations (shuttle
boxes) with 512MB of ram. I don't think they are starving for memory,
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