[cairo] Create a new backend

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Mon Jan 29 10:53:04 PST 2007

On Sun, 2007-01-28 at 07:50 -0500, Helge Bahmann wrote:
> are there any thoughts if good support for external backends is a
> worthwhile 
> thing to have, or is it considered too restraining on the internal 
> architecture? 

This has been discussed previously, and the response was that cairo's
backend interface is not mature enough to expose into a stable API.  But
it's in a far better shape these days.  We probably will expose it in
the shape of a user-surface, not directly exposing the bare backend


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