[cairo] pixman?

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Tue Jul 15 08:11:16 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 10:05 -0500, Thomas Stover wrote:
> quick question from the clueless: Being a very light participant in this 
> list, I keep reading references to something called pixman. So I finally 
> got around to trying to figure out what that is, and all I can find are 
> some comments leading me to think it is some sort of cairo helper 
> library for raster image buffers/pixel routines.

That's correct.  You can download it from here:


>  After still not finding 
> a download or a doc, I thought to look maybe in the cairo source. No 
> dice there either. I currently use some functions I put together for 
> from reading the cairo docs to read write pixels on cairo image 
> surfaces, but to say they could be better would be an understatement. 
> Would somebody clue me in? How far off are my guesses?

I'm not sure what you are trying to do.


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