[cairo] Observations from a newb

Dirk Schönberger dirk.schoenberger at sz-online.de
Fri Nov 9 00:39:26 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.
> 	Emmanuel.

Seems I have lost track about API features. SOrry about my misinformation.


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