Twin: An Even Smaller Window System For Even Smaller Devices
Cambridge Research Laboratory, HP Labs, HP
With embedded systems gaining high resolution displays and powerful cpus,
the desire for sophisticated graphical user interfaces can be realized in
even the smallest of systems. While the cpupower available for a given power
budget has increased dramatically, these tiny systems remain severely memory
constrained. This unique environment presents interesting challenges in
graphical system design and implementation. To explore this particular
space, a new window system, Twin, has been developed. Using ideas from
modern window systems in larger environments, Twin offers overlapping
translucent windows, anti-aliased graphics and scalable fonts in a total
memory budget of 100KB.
Presented at the 2005 Ottawa Linux
Symposium in July, 2005.
Last modified: Thu Jul 21 03:07:57 PDT 2005