Porting X to PowerPC platform

Matthew Locke mlocke at mvista.com
Sat Aug 19 03:11:48 EST 2000

Paolo Scaffardi wrote:
> I am writing a framebuffer device for my MPC823FADS platform, and i need to
> port a simple X-server based on the framebuffer to my PowerPC.

nothing in X is ever simple :-)

> I looked at the XFree86 sources but it's not clear hot to compile them for
> PowerPC targets!

I guess size is not important for you.  We (Montavista) are supporting
Microwindows, which is a small footprint open-source windowing system
for embedded systems (I must have said this a thousand times at
LinuxWorld).  you can find a srpm and a rpm for 8xx on our ftp site
ftp://ftp.mvista.com.  It is very light weight, but has several widgets
(listbox, buttons, etc).

> Are you already done this?
> How can i proceed?
> I'm in a hurry... please help me soon!
yeah, if you are in a hurry, I suggest trying microwindows. It has both
a Win323 API and a "X like" API into its graphics engine.  If you are
familiar with either one, you can have a simple app running in no time.

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