[cairo] Write ups on Microsoft Avalon

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at yahoo.com
Fri May 7 07:10:38 PDT 2004

--- "Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro" <gjc at inescporto.pt> wrote:
> > "wonderfully complex gradient type" and Cairo does not offer an equivalent
> API.
> > If Cairo is missing basic compatibility at the drawing operation level it
> will
> > be very difficult for things like mono to fix it.
>   You're right.  Someone more knowledgeable than me should verify this
> issue before Cairo's API is frozen.  But I don't see how Cairo can be so
> different as to not be able to realize XAML's interface.  At most, you
> would get very small differences in the rendered output, but nothing so
> substantial that the average end user would notice.

The SVG spec uses a little bit of a 3D model. Part of SVG specifies a light
source in the third dimension and then computes highlights from it. Can Cairo
implement this piece of SVG?

Does Avalon have any similar problems in regard to Cairo?

>   Regards.
> -- 
> Gustavo João Alves Marques Carneiro
> <gjc at inescporto.pt> <gustavo at users.sourceforge.net>
> The universe is always one step beyond logic.

Jon Smirl
jonsmirl at yahoo.com

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