[cairo] GTKCairo development

Owen Taylor otaylor at redhat.com
Tue May 4 06:48:53 PDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 02:58, Christof Petig wrote:

> > This "toy" API only exists so that we can write "Hello World" programs
> > without needing a library like pango to lay the text out for us. Owen is
> > absolutely right that it should never be used by a real GTK+ program
> > that has access to pango.
> Are there any plans/patches on/for writing a cairo backend for pango? 
> Since the current pango CVS does not include a single 'cairo' this looks 
> like a discussion about vaporware.

What I said earlier on the thread was:

: Here what we need is Pango/Cairo integration ... obviously that is a
: fairly big job, but since we have a real font system, spending effort
: integrating GTK+ with the toy font system is a bit weird. It's on my
: roadmap, but probably will take a while yet. If someone else wanted to
: play around with that, that would be great.

The work I'm going to be doing over the next month or so ... adding
affine transformation APIs to Pango, integrating Pango with gnome-print,
will cover a lot of the same ground and hopefully will make doing Cairo
integration pretty trival.


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