thanks paulsm and exvor, il see what i can do..
okay may be its impossible to run apps like Evolution without X..
but is it possible to run sm small GTK prog? ..without using X at all?? just on DirectFB.. i think it should be possible to do that.. i m not quite sure tho.. GTK2.0 release can run without X (i read smwhere
basically i want to use DirectFB for windowing purpose instead of X win sys
rite now if you want to help me.. then please tell me how to install directfb??
i m stuck wid it.. i installed DFB using RPM it gave problems.. sm three dependencies.. cleared that problem.. installed the three things (libdirect,libdirectfb and libfusion).. then tried installing directfb.. it got installed..
then i tried compiling cairo with directfb backend enabled:
sh configure --prefix=$PREFIX --enable-directfb --disable-xlib --disable-win32
it started and aborted with:
checking for directfb... no
checking whether cairo's directfb backend could be enabled... no (requires directfb http://www.directfb.org)
does it mean directfb is not installed properly or does it mean it can't enable the directfb backend of cairo??