[cairo] pixman?

Thomas Stover thomas at wsinnovations.com
Tue Jul 15 08:42:22 PDT 2008

Thanks. I mainly was just interested in what it was, and what I might 
could do with it. I'm also trying to figure out the best way to load 
images from say libjpeg, or image magic and paste them in surfaces. I 
have also been helping a coworker insert some raster data (weather 
radar) in his project. We had been just using some helper functions I 
somewhat blindly made, but I would like to find the "right" way to do 
it. I'm looking at pixman.h now. Is there a better place to start?

Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> 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:
>   http://cairographics.org/releases/
>>  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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