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    Storyboard for STMicroelectronics

    Mar 24, 2010 8:35:21 PM

    We have been working on some new operating system ports including 2 from STMicroelectronics

    The first is a custom RTOS called OS21.  This is a tasked based RTOS which also includes a graphics framework for low level access.  Storyboard is up and running on this board and is working well.  This port was great as it allowed us to further test Storyboard with statically linked plugins on a lower end processor.  We have all of the animations working including screen transitions using the boards second graphics layer.  This makes for very good performance and a compelling user interface for a low end platform.

    The second platform is STLinux.  This was a very fast port for Storyboard since we already run across multiple linux distributions with little effort.  The graphics interface is using DirectFB and under the covers has a hardware accelerated graphics driver.  All of the Storyboard plugins and features are working well here also.

    Stay tuned for more platforms to come ...


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    Brian Edmond
    Written by Brian Edmond

    Brian co-founded Crank Software in 2007, after leading the graphics development group at QNX Software Systems where he spent the majority of his career working and consulting on UI design, embedded software architecture, and web browser technology. As he watched embedded graphics teams struggle, he developed an acute understanding of the common workflow problem between the designers and engineers. Brian built Crank Storyboard out of this need to help these teams collaborate more effectively, optimize for exceptional performance, and get their award-winning touch screens to market, close to 50% faster. A triathlon and mountain biking enthusiast (explaining the name Crank Software), Brian is a regular Ironman and cyclocross participant, and can often be found biking the trails with his co-founders behind the Crank offices in Kanata, Ottawa. Brian holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

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