Re: canvas rich text widget?
- From: Bibek Sahu <scorpio dodds net>
- To: Nathan Hurst <njh hawthorn csse monash edu au>
- Cc: gnome-devel-list gnome org, Peter Moulder <pmoulder bowman csse monash edu au>
- Subject: Re: canvas rich text widget?
- Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 23:16:46 -0600 (CST)
On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Nathan Hurst wrote:
> Yeah, that was my thingo from way back
That's it! I was just looking at that code 5 minutes ago. :-)
> Ok, since then I've add multiple fonts, text flow through columns, a
> constraint based layout system (so you specify the relationships between
> elements rather than their location), image loading, partial svp support,
> and bugfixes...
Oooh. Fun toys. Fun things I saw on that page above. I was
actually just about to email you to ask how you were coming along on it, but
you beat me to it. ;-)
> I'm actually packing up to go away for a week, and life has been a bit
> hecktic since fmII so I won't be able to get a snapshot up until next week
> (but may be able to convince my collegue to do it for me). The code is
> all GPLd and based upon libart, freetype 2 and gdk_pixbuf(not gnome
> canvas). I intend to add pango support, and I have some constraint based
> pagination code almost working.
And on Feb 10th (a week from Sat), I will be packing up to move to
Düsseldorf. Looks like this isn't going to get very far in the next month.
> My aims are slightly different to the text-canvas thing but I intend to
> fold back features when things settle down a bit. I am also looking into
> using raph's new fitz as a back end.
Your aims /appear/ to be more like what I'm looking for. Whether
this is actually the case remains to be seen. But if I have my application
design right (which I /think/ I do), then I should be able to implement both
as backends without much trouble.
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