[cairo] Is Cairo able to fit my needs?

Innova-Studios - Juergen Ladstaetter info at innova-studios.com
Thu Oct 4 09:19:40 PDT 2007

Hi there Mart,

thanks for your reply - i already implemented everything with wxWidgets
using wxGraphicsContext. When using it everything gets anti-aliased, but the
most ways of loading / displaying graphics is not(!) supported, so the
screen remains blank.

Everyone knows of this problem but it doesn’t look like they will develop it
soon - so someone told me I should try cairo for that, and now I'm here ;)

Kind regards, juergen

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Mart Raudsepp [mailto:leio at dustbite.net] 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 04. Oktober 2007 16:01
An: Innova-Studios - Juergen Ladstaetter
Cc: cairo at cairographics.org
Betreff: Re: [cairo] Is Cairo able to fit my needs?

On K, 2007-10-03 at 12:44 +0200, Innova-Studios - Juergen Ladstaetter
> Hi there,
> i'm currently developing an application with the GUI framwork wxwidgets
> the drawing is currently also done with this library. I'm thinking to
> migrate the graphics part to cairo, because wxwidgets isn’t able to do
> aliasing and the whole graphic looks crappy without it.

For your information, there is wxGraphicsContext and co in recent
versions, which can do anti-aliased drawing, and actually uses cairo to
do so on the *nix ports, and I believe it can or will be possible to use
it selectively on other ports too, instead of their native stuff (GDI+,
et al).

That doesn't stop you from using cairo directly, of course. 
I'm not fully up to date how complete wxGraphicsContext is now, so cairo
might be a good choice, especially if shipping it for other platforms,
than the ones where wxGTK runs, is not necessary or not a problem.
If necessary, you can ask around about wxGraphicsContext on wxWidgets
mailing lists as well.

Good luck with your project,
Mart Raudsepp

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