Re: Preparing for Cairo?


Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>
06/11/2004 01:53 PM

        To:     ben carlyle invensys com
        cc:     Todd Fisher <toddf simosoftware com>, gtk-list gnome org
        Subject:        Re: Preparing for Cairo?

> On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 11:39 +1000, ben carlyle invensys com wrote:
> > Hrmm.. not really. I've read pretty much all the information I could 
> > on cairo and it's integration with gtk, but much of it is in 
> > snippets. This one covert quite a lot, but is pitched at a low level. 
> > While it talks about gtk/cairo integration in terms of how an expose 
> > occurs (which is also what is wrapped up in GtkCairo) it makes only 
> > hints at GnomeCanvas becoming (or being replaced by) a GtkCanvas. This 

> > could imply that no API change for the canvas is expected over this 
> > transition. If so, I haven't found any definitate statement to that 
> > effect, and I would like to solicit one :)
> It's unlikely we'd include GnomeCanvas verbatim ... a canvas widget in
> GTK+ would likely be aligned very closely with Cairo, rather than 
> being an interface on top of a 

Thanks, Owen. I should be able to put off the actual scalable graphics 
part of my project for a few months, so I'll steer clear of it for that 
period. I guess when I do get stuck in, my strategy will be to experiment 
with GnomeCanvas and DiaCanvas for a short period before determining 
whether Cairo (provided by GtkCairo) is in a stable enough state for me to 
play directly with it.

Thanks again for your valuable input.


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