Re: Some 2.6 thinking
- From: "Ross McFarland" <rwmcfa1 neces com>
- To: "Keith Packard" <keithp keithp com>
- Cc: gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Some 2.6 thinking
- Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 12:49:21 -0400 (EDT)
Keith Packard said:
> The kludge is to just do all rendering in the application and ship the
> whole page as a giant array of pixels. That's what cairo does right now,
> mostly because the improvement above is only an optimization, which means
> it's below finishing up the cairo API (including the extensions needed to
> support printing at all).
> If anyone has the time and energy to start poking at the cairo postscript
> backend to find some simple common cases which could be rendered directly,
> that would be great. Alternatively, if anyone wanted to start work on a
> PDF 1.4 backend, that would be even better as cairo is designed to be fully
> supported by PDF 1.4's rendering mode.
i wasn't trying to suggest that a wrong decision/design was made. you
obviously know the issues well and have the right ideas about the solution
(right because i agree of course.) i was just saying (something you know) that
postscript is a language in which anything can be done, though some of it
would require a lot of work and/or be impractical.
i don't really know anything about cairo, but i do have some
expirence/knowledge of postscript (and a tiny bit of pdf) through my job.
cairo is now on my list of things to look at. if i find anything i can manage
to work on, i may well do so.
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