Re: OS X port status?

On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 20:35:21 +0100, Yves Combe wrote:
> - some image rendering looks ugly:

I don't know how those images are being drawn, but It's possible that
the ugliness is due to the lame bilinear downscaling filter we have in
cairo which does very poorly when scaling down by over 2x, (it takes
only 4 pixels from the original image).

The GdkPixbuf scaling code, for example, goes through a lot more
effort to obtain a better result than that.

> - color selector looks... strange:

I don't have any idea what's happening there.

> What the actual status of this port? Will OSX be a supported target in
> next gtk version?

I can't really comment on GTK+ plans, but I would imagine a
pre-requisite here is for cairo to have an officially supported
cairo-quartz backend. Vladimir Vukicevic has been doing a lot of work
on that with a full rewrite of cairo-quartz during the 1.3.x series
that's been named cairo-nquartz. He's renaming that to cairo-quartz
now to land just in time for the upcoming 1.4.0 release.

He's also been running it through cairo's test suite, (success there
is required before cairo calls the backend officially supported). I
think there are just a handful of issues left at this point.

If anyone wants to help test/improve cairo-quartz, that would be


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