[sf-lug] TuxPaint demo

jim stockford jim at well.com
Mon Aug 28 17:14:46 PDT 2006


crikey, yes, i meant to put these questions to the list.

and do you have a recommended tablet or two?

On Aug 28, 2006, at 2:15 PM, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> Replying privately, since you sent this privately.  Feel free to fwd 
> this to
> the SF-LUG list if you meant to reply there. :^)
> On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 11:50:57AM -0700, jim stockford wrote:
>> two questions:
>> * what's the recommended graphics tablet for
>> TuxPaint on Linux?
> Any tablet that X sees as a mouse should work.  SDL, and hence Tux 
> Paint,
> doesn't current support pressure or other neat things, like erasers.
>> * what's the place of SDL in the overall scheme
>> of things (kernel, hardware device drivers, X11,
>> TKinter and other language-specific GUI libs...)?
> SDL sits on top of X11 and other graphics interfaces.  It's not a GUI 
> library
> (like TK, FLTK, Qt, GTK+, Motif, etc.).  It's pretty basic.  There are 
> some
> libs that sit on top of SDL and provide GUIs.  And the other way 
> 'round, you
> can embed an SDL 'canvas' into some other toolkits (like FLTK).
> Tux Paint's user interface is all hand-coded.  Makes it hard to 
> maintain,
> but it's also not ever going to change tooooo much.
> Hope that 'splains it!
> -bill!

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