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Re: Replacing X11 backend driver with SDL

On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 7:11 AM, doh123 <wineforum-user@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> PommeGolden wrote:
>> X11 will be replaced by native Quartz driver in the UNforeseeable future ...
>> http://wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX/QuartzDriver
>> http://wiki.winehq.org/WineReleaseCriteria
>>  [Wink]
> Which only would affect Mac OS X... not Linux or other OSes that can use SDL.  When will a Quartz Driver happen?
>  My guess is never.

Actually, the developers for the winequartz driver stopped when they
realized that DIB functionality was needed.  When Huw Davis announces
the DIB engine is complete, then work may restart on the existing

> To make it really good it really needs to use some ObjC... which they won't allow... which is really odd since Quartz is
> only on Mac OS X, so the code being portable to other OSes shouldn't be a factor since it should be totally ignored on
> all other platforms.

AJ will not allow any code other than 'c'.  Not even C++ because some
compilers will 'choke' on it.  The same for ObjectiveC.  However,
there is a pure 'c' to ObjC interface and the winequartz project plans
on using it.  Thus a good work-around for broken compilers and this
should make AJ happy because it is 'c' code.




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