[cairo] Anti-grain backend?

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Mon Aug 18 11:58:22 PDT 2008

Vladimir Vukicevic wrote:
> On Aug 18, 2008, at 11:15 AM, Jeff Muizelaar wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 02:29:23PM +0200, Nicholas Allen wrote:
>>> I remember reading about an Anti-grain back-end for Cairo a while  
>>> back.
>>> Does anyone know what the status of this is and where I can get it?
>>> Google didn't turn up too much useful info on this. If it exists I  
>>> would
>>> like to benchmark it to see if it works better than the image surface
>>> backend.
>> The backend is available at:
>> http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=users/vladimir/cairo;a=shortlog;h=agg-surface
> Note that I abandoned work on this a while ago, largely due to AGG's  
> abrupt license switch to GPL.  Performance wasn't significantly better  
> for most things, and I think that with work since then cairo's  
> rendering has gotten better.

Based on traffic on agg-list, it seems like the project is currently dead, and
there's been no code change in the license switch or after that.  People are
talking about forking and continuing development.

Agg's a nice piece of software.  I want to sit down and lift some code/ideas
from it one day.  Need to check that the license really allows that first.

>       - Vlad


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