D GUI Framework (responsive grid teaser)
Ola Fosheim Grøstad
ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Fri May 24 10:12:10 UTC 2019
On Friday, 24 May 2019 at 08:42:48 UTC, Robert M. Münch wrote:
> Well, the main market I see for a software renderer is the
> embedded market and server rendering. Making money with
> development tools, components or frameworks is most likely only
> possible in the B2B sector.
Indeed. Software that should be easy to port to new hardware,
like point-of-sale terminals, calling systems etc.
I guess server rendering means that you can upgrade the software
without touching the clients, so that you have a network protocol
that transfers the graphics to a simple and cheap client-display.
Like, for floor information in a building.
>> Or do you plan on support CPUs where there is no GPU available?
> Currently we don't use a GPU, it's only CPU based. I think CPU
> rendering has its merits and is underestimated a lot.
You are probably right. What I find particularly annoying about
GPUs is that the OS vendors keep changing and deprecating the
APIs. Like Apple is no longer supporting OpenGL, IIRC.
Sadly, GPU features provide a short path to (forced) obsoletion…
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