retro-gtk is a toolkit for GTK+-based Libretro frontends. It is mainly used by GNOME Games to play retro games via Libretro gaming console emulators.
Currenly retro-gtk supports only software rendering. There are two ways hardware rendering can be used in retro-gtk:
- to draw the framebuffer outputted by the Libretro core faster (using OpenGL instead of Cairo) and to apply shaders to it, like CRT shaders,
- to allow the Libretro core to render its video output with hardware acceleration, some cores require it making retro-gtk unable to run them.
The goal of this Hack Week project is to make retro-gtk use hardware rendering as much as possible.
This project is part of:
Hack Week 16
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