Ann: GtkCanvas 0.1
- From: Andy Tai <atai ece ucsd edu>
- To: gtk-devel-list redhat com, gnome-devel-list gnome org
- Cc: atai atai org
- Subject: Ann: GtkCanvas 0.1
- Date: Sun, 23 Jul 100 01:26:02 -0700 (PDT)
(I have sinned. GNOME developers, please pardon me)
This is to announce GtkCanvas 0.1, a backport of the GnomeCanvas widget to
gtk+. It can be downloaded from
As a generic gtk+ widget, GtkCanvas only depends on GdkImlib and gtk+.
This widget behaves identically to the GnomeCanvas widget, with the same APIs,
except the API names are changed from gnome_canvas to gtk_canvas.
Currently the widget still depends on GdkImLib, which is available from
Modern GNU/Linux distributions like Red Hat should come with it already. Since
the next version of gtk+ will drop GdkImLib and intgrate with gdk-pixbuf, it
is expected that future versions of this widget will depend upon gtk+ only.
I intend to have GtkCanvas follows GnomeCanvas closely and merges new code
whenever a stable release of the latter is made. Thus this is not really a
fork but rather a "re-packaging" of the same code. I recommend that people
consider using the GNOME libraries first before using this widget, as the GNOME
framework provides many services, much more than a canvas widget.
If the gtk+ maintainers decide someday to place this widget into gtk+, then I
shall turn this to them and stop distribute this widget separately.
***PLEASE CONSIDER USING THE GNOME FRAMEWORK first before using this widget!!!
Again, I basically did a re-packing. The main authors of this software were
Federico Mena <firstname.lastname@example.org> (GnomeCanvas) and Raph Levien <email@example.com>
Since this is the first release of this widget, there may be bugs.
Please let me know of any problems.
Li-Cheng Tai (Andy Tai) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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