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Compiling my first DirectFB program

October 19, 2009 2 comments

I have to admit I am a total DirectFB newbie and I had a hard time even compiling my first DirectFB program (the official DirectFB or tutorials on the Internet described procedures how to build DirectFB but not how to even compile the simplest demo program, forgive my poor google skill if somebody already posted the compiling instruction). Anyway I use the following command to compile successfully:

gcc -o simple simple.c `directfb-config --cflags` `directfb-config --libs`

OS: fresh installation of Gentoo 09132009
DirectFB version: 1.2.7
Source code of the demo program: http://www.directfb.org/docs/DirectFB_Tutorials/simple.html