Re: Gtk && Xara

On 10/17/05, Michael Torrie <torriem chem byu edu> wrote:
On Mon, 2005-10-17 at 13:59 -0700, Colossus wrote:
Tomaz Canabrava wrote:
Since the Cairo rendering engine is *SLOW* and the Xara Extreme is being
ported to linux, with the full API,
i think that´s a good idia to port the Gtk engine to use Xara´s System since

Who told you Cairo is slow in comparison to Xara Extreme ?
Xara Extreme is not GPL so no port is possible.

I don't know anything about Xara Extreme, but they are indeed planning
to license it under the GPL:

I'm sure that Cairo will benefit from some of their algorithms and ideas
for sure.  Perhaps Xara would even be best ported to run on top of
Cairo, since it is illustration software.

That's interesting. They have some simple speed charts here:

which seems to show xara's software renderer is 5 - 10x faster than
cairo's. Though it's not clear what cairo backend or platform they did
the timings on. I guess windows?

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