Truly -rst-, *THANK YOU*
for this! - ESPECIALLY SOME DEMO CODE!
Right off the bat, what are your thoughts on SDL 1.2 for direct interactions w/ fbdev on Rpi? There are many features that stand out to me for trying to approach Rpi w/ SDL, starting out with the obligatory display:
The Wikipedia Entry for SDL goes on to list out more, 'including file access, event handling, timing, theading, and more
From what I understand w/ SDL 1.2, it doesn't have the hardware support for Rpi's GPU because it's bindings are to OpenGL, not OpenGL ES? Where as, OpenGL ES is what is behind Rapsberry Pi along w/ OpenMax and 1-2 others
Meanwhile, SDL 2.0 looks promising because it's slated to have more support (OpenGL ES?) based upon my understanding?
I've been trying to spend what free time I can reading the following for trying to understand what I need, in order to accomplish varying goals centered around Rpi:
and after finding this forum thread tonight, finally a light bulb or two is clicking on
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Where as Qt5 is handing my ass to me on Rpi, and I have't been this frustrated in a long time (I've lost track of how many days I've spent just trying to get fundamental basics accomplished for this,) in part because I can barely even get it to compile, let alone something so simple as displaying "Hello World" on the screen (deep breaths into a paper sack)
I've truly considered posting up a bounty on the forum for verbose, articulate, step-by-step instructions so that mere mortals with <= 140 IQ can jump into the razzle dazzle side of Rpi
instead of just NASA engineers and anyone else hovering at 180-200 IQ, if not higher
With that said, what are your thoughts on the ability of merging the two together? E.g. if SDL is the /appropriate/ choice for covering many bases (fbdev, peripheral i/o, sound, network, etc) is there a way to marry the two together where a nice menu system can be built on top of Qt5 (including perhaps picture in picture for example,) while as the meat & potatoes are just raw fbdev?
I'm *absolutely clueless* when it comes to this, and coming from a decade+ in LAMP stack, where as my first taste of EE was with Arduino boards, then multiple processing capability w/ Propeller, and Rpi feels like the missing piece of the puzzle for trying to chase down what I dream about on a nightly basis (including some fbdev work in nursing homes, and as time progresses, hopefully children's hospitals as well)
Best regards, and thank you once again