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Registered: ‎08-11-2008
My Device: 9700
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porting X11 app to PlayBook?


Hi guys,

does anyone know is it possible or maybe any reference to porting X11 (X Window System) apps to PlayBook?

is the PlayBook have X Window implementation?


the simple apps for X11 are xlogo and xeyes.



thank you.



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My Device: Z10 (STL100-4)-, Z10 (STL100-3)-, Z30 (STA100-5)-, Passport (SQW100-1)-, PlayBook (16GB)-
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Re: porting X11 app to PlayBook?

BBX (BBOS 10)/PlayBook is "Unix-like" and isn't based on Unix or Linux, so it doesn't have X11. One of the apps I'm working on is X11 based as well but I haven't had the time to sit down and figure out how to get it from X11 to PlayBook.

The native system doesn't have any UI components unless you want to manually draw a line to a buffer (as no drawLine function or similar exists) to display on screen, use OpenGL/VG, Qt, or skip native and use Android or Air.

If you happen to figure anything out, please post it up as others will probably have the same issues.
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