Re: cairo documentation

On Sat, 2006-08-26 at 10:56 -0400, James Muir wrote:

My goal is to write a bridge or adapter for Gtk2::Ex::MindMapView so 
that I can use code other than Gnome2::Canvas since libgnomecanvas has 
been deprecated. From what I can tell there is no ready-made solution in 
perl yet. Is this correct? Does the Gtk2-perl team have plans to replace 
Gnome2::Canvas with another canvas?

No, there's no new cairo-based Perl canvas or similar as far as I know.
No, as far as I know, no one is working on replacing Gnome2::Canvas.

While libgnomecanvas might not be the hottest thing around, it's here to
stay!  It won't go away anytime soon, and neither will Gnome2::Canvas.
The API guidelines for the GNOME platform and the bindings guarantee

As I see it, I am left to either:

a) Write my own canvas in perl (possibly using Cairo or OpenGL).

b) Write perl bindings to goocanvas or criawips or some other C canvas.

c) As Torsten pointed out, contribute to the existing efforts.

d) Wait and see what happens.

All four options sound equally hard. :-)

But if you're really interested in a cairo canvas, option c) sounds most
sensible to me.


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