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Is a hardware-accelerated graphics library.

'DirectFB' is a thin library that provides developers with hardware graphics acceleration, input device handling and abstraction, an integrated windowing system with support for translucent windows and multiple display layers on top of the framebuffer device. It is a complete hardware abstraction layer with software fallbacks for every graphics operation that is not supported by the underlying hardware.



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22 February 2017

Leaders and contributors

Denis Oliver Kropp Maintainer
Debian Multimedia Maintainers Maintainer Debian

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian pageHomepage
GH pageVCS Repository Webview
Trisquel pageHomepage

Software prerequisites

Required to uselibpng2 *or* libpng3
Required to usefreetype 2.0.1 or later
Weak prerequisiteSDL
Required to uselibjpeg62
Required to usezlib
Required to useLinux kernel 2.2.x or later


"image-processing" is not in the list (C, C++, Image-processing, Java, Localization, User-interface, JavaScript, Web) of allowed values for the "Library" property.

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