[cairo] adding canvas/javascript backend

Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 01:15:17 PST 2008

2008/1/5, Geert Jansen <geert at boskant.nl>:
> Why add a canvas backend you may ask? Well, I thought it would be cool
> to see if it is possible to port GTK+ to the web browser. With this I
> mean that you'd be able to run a GTK+ app on a Linux system and instead
> of displaying on X11 you'd display to a (possibly remote) web browser.
> GTK uses Cairo for rendering.

Unfortunately you can't port GTK+ just by adding a drawing backend to
cairo. You'll need to port GDK as well to get proper event handling

I don't even want to think how that would go inside a browser...

Kalle Vahlman, zuh at iki.fi
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