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LiquidCoooled's Journal: Liqbase - open source virgin 2

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Its time for my worlds to collide.

I have spent the last few months playing with my Nokia N810 internet tablet, and whilst it is an amazing piece of kit I was underwhelmed by the speed of the graphical rendering.

Since its a linux box I decided to have a look at what I could do.
The results of this is a technology demo called liqbase.
It manages to do fullscreen blits and nice kinetic effects which have felt lacking on this device until now.

I decided to do a little bit of lateral thinking and ended up creating a small graphics library using the x11/XV YUV overlay which is normally used for movie rendering.

I'm impressed with the performance I'm getting (25fps 800*480) and it makes my tablet feel fast.

I've picked up C again, and actually managed to use linux properly for the first time and most of all had a great time doing it.

So far, its been a closed source endeavour, but thats been not wanting to side track myself with supporting functions which were not staying anyway.
I made my decision this morning and I am releasing the code later and whilst I'm nervous I think its the right thing to do.

Open source FTW :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUPp_mE7rwI
http://www.internettablettalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21556
http://www.internettablettalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21259

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Liqbase - open source virgin

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  • by grub (11606)
    I don't have a tablet to try that on (yet...) but it looks incredible. The scrolling is buttery smooth! You may just get a job offer from Nokia... ;)
  • I don't have the tablet either, but now I sort of want one. This does look awesome. Best of luck with it!

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