Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2020


Nicolas Caramelli

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Nicolas Caramelli is enthusiast about backends used for graphics and video rendering on GNU/Linux systems, especially for use on embedded systems. With the HiGFXback project, it aims to preserve historical backends like the Linux Framebuffer or DirectFB, but also to focus on newer backends such as Wayland or KMS/DRM.

Nicolas Caramelli is the author of:

fbmark: this project contains benchmarks for testing the performance of the Linux Framebuffer device,

yagears: this project contains a version of the popular gears OpenGL demo that supports multiple platform graphics interfaces (GLX, DirectFBGL, GLFBDev, EGL) and multiple graphical user interfaces (EFL, GLUT, GTK+, Qt, SDL),

HiGFXback (History of graphics backends): this project is a Linux from scratch distribution allowing to switch between different graphics backends (Linux Framebuffer, DirectFB, X11, Wayland, KMS/DRM) on the same system.



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Back to the Linux Framebuffer!
Linux Framebuffer support in free software
Saturday K.4.401 Graphics 15:00 15:55