[cairo] Observations from a newb

Emmanuel Pacaud emmanuel.pacaud at lapp.in2p3.fr
Fri Nov 9 01:18:24 PST 2007

> > I don't grok the difference between doing that and using librsvg (mainly
> > because I can't get librsvg to compile on my system.) It *sounds* like
> > librsvg is creating a "bitmap" of the svg file (like an export from
> > inkscape
> > to a png) and this is a step too far for the idea.
> Exactly. The problem is that librsvg is an external library with no
> dependency on cairo, so it cannot use cairo as an output device. I _think_
> there was sometimes a project to do exactly that, but I believe this
> project never got off the ground.

librsvg uses cairo. There's even a little utility (rsvg-convert) in the
librsvg tree that converts SVG files to png, pdf, ps or svg, using the
cairo backends.


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