Re: Sponsored Canvas (was: Re: The state of the canvas)

Le vendredi 18 novembre 2005 �1:00 +0100, Sven Herzberg a �it :
> Hi all,
> On Do, 2005-11-17 at 12:47 +0100, Jean Br�rt wrote:
> > It seems that things do not advance a lot by now. AFAIK, no much work
> > have been done except Alexander Larsson's patch available at:
> >
> > 
> > David Bellot told me he is too busy at the moment to work on the canvas
> > and, personally, I am not just not able to write the whole thing alone.
> > As GnomeCanvas does not fulfill all my needs and might be soon
> > deprecated, I decided to replace it for GChemPaint by a light canvas (I
> > do not need many items, nor an optimized canvas) starting from
> > libgnomecanvas code.
> > 
> > At the moment, I am working on a text item (still for the Gnome Canvas)
> > which uses Cairo and Pango for rendering. Hopefully, this code might be
> > useful for GtkCanvas if it exists one day ;-)
>   sorry for the late reply, but I have been busy on the LWE 2005 in
> Frankfurt the last days. I was talking with Thomas Uhl about a
> cairo-based canvas for GTK+ which doesn't inherit ANY of the limitations
> that the GNOME Canvas and the deriving ones (Foocanvas, Goocanvas, etc.)
> already have [2].
>   Good news now: Thomas is sponsoring my work on a cairo based canvas
> which I want to use for my presentation application and which he needs
> for several other projects. The contract says that I will finish my work
> until the middle of February. I still have 3 weeks at my former
> employer, so I'd like to use these three weeks for discussion of the
> canvas and how it should be like.

Great :-)

>   I've already set up a wiki page [1] about this. Feel free to add
> requirement there and please provide API samples if you need special
> features (so I have a clear impression of what you need).
> [1]

The correct link is

> [2]These limitations are (partially) documented on my canvas wiki page.


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