Move to GitHub

ilixi repo has been hosted at git.directfb.org since 2011 and we appreciate the excellent members of DirectFB universe for their courtesy. As ilixi has matured, we have realized that we need to encourage contribution to the project because with only a few contributors to date, we have struggled to push …

ilixi 1.0.0 is available

Long awaited ilixi release is here; it is optimised and production ready (thanks to DirectFB’s core developers). There are updates and fixes to rendering and look-and-feel, e.g. we dropped cairo rendering of widgets and instead used blitting for better performance. We plan to add cairo support back again as an …

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ilxr: A quick installer script for ilixi

We have been receiving complaints from people because it is cumbersome to install ilixi for newcomers. So, here is a simple bash script to help install ilixi and its dependencies on your host machine (Debian/Ubuntu). You can get your copy here and run some of the latest demos. Thanks to Erdem Budak …

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DirectFB and ilixi running on R-CarH1

Here is another video which demonstrates the latest features and capabilities of DirectFB and ilixi such as OpenGL support, accelerated compositing, application management, WebKit based lightweight browser, IPC and a notifications subsystem. The developtment of sample applications, improvements to compositor and optimisations have been sponsored by Renesas. For more technical …

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WebKit port now available for testing

We are excited to announce the port of WebKit engine to ilixi. Our next goal is to improve things for inclusion in upstream. The port uses already existing DirectFB bindings for graphics operations. Users can choose to use cairo-directfb for vector graphics as well. There are still some legacy dependencies …

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About next release

We are currently working on a new look and feel for ilixi. Our goal is to create a fluid UI using minimal resources so it can be used in automotive systems with hardware acceleration. Next release will have improved stability and resource management, and feature ilixi compositor with some examples …

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DirectFB 1.6 prerelease demo

See the video below for a demo which has ilixi compositor running and switching between multiple DirectFB applications. Compositing features were realised using the new extensions to DirectFB 1.6 Surface API and SurfaceView widgets. These widgets are attached to a source surface (in this case a DirectFBWindow) and listen for update events. …

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ilixi on beagleboard

This is the first demo of ilixi running on beagleboard rev.C4 and beagletouch. I hope it gives you an idea how ilixi looks while running on an embedded device with a relatively small screen and without hardware acceleration.

ilixi-0.1.0 is released!

This initial release is a preview and obviously not production ready. It should give you a chance to try out the features of what will become an easy to use UI toolkit for embedded Linux systems. This release uses DirectFB with Cairo and Pango. It contains: Essential widgets (buttons, containers …