Re: rendering-cleanup


Sorry to come late to this thread, but I'd like to know how you intend
to support things that can't be rendered using cairo? Just like a 3D
OpenGL scene. I'm not sure gtkglext would still work. I hope I'm missing


Le jeudi 22 juillet 2010 à 04:54 +0200, Benjamin Otte a écrit :
> Hi,
> As many of you have already noticed, I've been frantically hacking
> away on my Gtk rendering-cleanup branch[1]. The branch is an attempt
> to move all GTK drawing to Cairo and remove all the outdated APIs that
> exist for rendering, including, but not limited to:
> - GdkRGB
> - GdkImage
> - gdk_draw_*()
> - GdkPangoRenderer
> - GdkGC
> More things could be removed (GdkColormap and GdkColor.pixel come to
> mind), but those aren't urgent for 3.0 IMO, so I didn't remove them.
> I did do this because the task of implementing and maintaining such a
> complex rendering API as Gdk2.0 provides is a very daunting task and
> looking at the non-X11 backends also quite complex, while Cairo
> provides a much smaller API and has fallbacks for almost everything.
> The work is done and the code runs now. Well, at least testgtk and
> gtk3-demo do. On X11. I'd be happy if others could take it for a spin
> and find issues with it or even have a go at Quartz and Win32 code.
> Even though this is a huge amount of API that is removed - it's close
> to 30.000 lines of code including docs - there don't seem to be a lot
> of users inside GNOME. Most of the users are really old parts of the
> code and in those cases switching to Cairo should be a reasonably
> easy. In fact, a lot of the functions can be replaced using similar
> functions from Cairo in a copy/paste style. Also, I'd like to point
> out that no API was changed. I only removed functions. So a proper
> transition from Gtk2 using deprecations is easily possible.
> So what do I intend to do next?
> 1) Port some applications - the bigger users - to not use these
> functions anymore. That way I'll both review my branch and get some
> apps fixed.
> 2) Cherry-pick the cleanup work into master and gtk-2-22
> 3) Get an ok to merge the API cleanup to master (or at least
> partially) and deprecate related functions for 2.22.
> The work is tracked in bug 624255[2] and further discussions should
> happen there. This mail is just intended to make everyone aware of the
> effort and to answer any questions you might have.
> Also, I'm aware that we are very close to a release. I'd understand if
> that'd make people not want to merge it. But I think it's worth it and
> the impact is very small compared to the other changes in Gtk3.
> And last but not least, some diffstats:
> Whole patchset:
>  146 files changed, 2730 insertions(+), 29384 deletions(-)
> gdk/ subdirectory:
>  64 files changed, 590 insertions(+), 22215 deletions(-)
> This should prove that it's pretty much just removing code.
> gtk/ subdirectory:
>  37 files changed, 1866 insertions(+), 3373 deletions(-)
> Half of that is fixing the default style, the other half is updating
> widgets to use Cairo.
> Cheers,
> Benjamin
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