[cairo] SVG Scene Toolkit update

Liam Breck svg at networkimprov.net
Tue Jun 14 15:01:18 PDT 2005

We've posted a new release of the...

SVG Scene/Canvas Library for cairo & Pango

This release deepens the SVG support with paths and shapes, and renders to
a cairo Win32 surface. (Text and images are rendered via Win32 GDI at this
point - Pango coming soon.) It includes an example app and a build of cairo
for Windows.

The SVG Scene toolkit enables applications to create views by constructing
an SVG content model, or scene. (This functionality is also called a
canvas.) The scene may be displayed simultaneously in multiple windows,
possibly on separate clients. Rendering of the scene is done via cairo and
Pango, which in turn support diverse environments, e.g. Windows, MacOS,
Postscript, Xlib, etc. The scene may be manipulated by multiple processes,
enabling compound documents. The SVG Scene library supports ownership of
content model elements by widgets of high-level application frameworks, but
is not tied in to such frameworks.

The current release is a prototype that requires Windows 2000 or later.
Full source code is included, licensed under GNU LGPL. Feedback requested!

Liam Breck
Network Improv
Boston, Mass. USA

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