[cairo] [rcairo] move to Ruby-GNOME2?
kou at cozmixng.org
Sun Sep 11 17:57:29 PDT 2005
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"Re: [cairo] [rcairo] move to Ruby-GNOME2?" on Sun, 11 Sep 2005 12:15:49 +0200,
Øyvind Kolås <pippin at gimp.org> wrote:
> On 9/11/05, Kouhei Sutou <kou at cozmixng.org> wrote:
> > I'm one of the developers of Ruby-GNOME2 project. I want to
> > add GDK-Cairo interface support (which is implemented at
> > GTK+ 2.8) to Ruby/GTK2 (Ruby bindings for GTK+ 2.x).
> > To do this, it's convenient that Ruby-GNOME2 project
> > includes rcairo. If Ruby-GNOME2 project has rcairo, it's
> > easy to use rcairo's C API in the project.
> > *IMPORTANT NOTE*: If Cairo wants to have rcairo in Cairo's
> > repository/distribution, please *reject* this offer.
> For usage of rcairo outside Ruby-GNOME2, I think it is beneficial that
> project ties to GTK be kept low. Rcairo is useful in for instance
> webapps implemented in ruby. And possibly also together with SDL.
Yes, you're right.
Thank you for teaching me your opinion.
> > But there are some problems:
> > * Ruby-GNOME2 project has some coding rules. rcairo's API
> > will be changed.
> Would this be the c-side API, or the ruby side API?
The Ruby-side API.
XXX#set_yyy(val) # => self
XXX#yyy=(val) # => val
> The ruby side API
> should adhere as much as possible to the guidelines in
> http://www.cairographics.org/manual/language-bindings.html .
> Any adjustments needed to accomodate GDK-Cairo interface support in
> Ruby-GNOME2 would be most welcome.
Thank you. I'll make some patches.
> > * Ruby-GNOME2 project requires LGPL licence but rcairo
> > uses Ruby's.
> If rcairo remains in cairo|freedesktop CVS, I presume the current
> license is no problem since Ruby-GNOME2 already depends on
> libraries/code that is under the ruby license?
Yes. This problem is available if rcairo is included in
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