[cairo] Cario PDF generation slides
ajohnson at redneon.com
Sun Sep 23 02:03:11 PDT 2007
Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> I'm supposed to briefly talk about "The Cairo graphics library for
> generating PS/PDF documents". I'm trying to put up some kind of slides
> together. I appreciate any help, regarding talking points
> (why cairo's good for PDF generation), what's planned,
For 1.6 I would like to eliminate all unnecessary image fallbacks.
At present the only remaining work to be done is to add native support
for gradients with EXTEND_REPEAT and EXTEND_REFLECT.
For 1.8 than plan is:
- Improved text extraction
- Metadata API
- Reduce the PDF file size. This includes:
- Don't re-embed images, gradients and meta surface patterns
each time they are used
- Merge glyphs into the same string where possible (#11612)
- JPEG support
> what can be improved, etc...
Better documentation .
> Thanks in advance,
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