Announcement of picoTK 0.02

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Mon Nov 20 18:06:13 UTC 2000

I came across this while browsing.  This looks interesting and
I would invite Thomas to share some more information with us. :)

  application: picoTK 0.02
       author: Thomas Gallenkamp <tgkamp at>    
license: GPL
     category: Development/Widget Sets
     urgency: low
 picoTK is a C GUI toolkit that requires only a minimum of memory
resources. It is intended for embedded system use, especially for
 (but not limited to) the RTEMS realtime kernel. It is in no way
comparable featurewise to a real full blown windows toolkit like Qt or
 nanoX; it rather provides simple drawing primitives like lines, filled
 rectangles, characters, and pixmaps. (But that is what many embedded
applications might ask for.) It directly works on tailored
 framebuffer hardware. A Linux framebuffer emulator is supplied as part
of the kit, making evaluation (and emulation!) possible without
 having a realtime OS and custom hardware.
 New framebuffer drivers for 1bpp, 4bpp, and 8bpp color depth, generic
frame buffer emulator for all supported color depth, a HOWTO
 describing configuration and installation, and Makefile examples
showing RTEMS and cross-compiler usage.


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