[cairo] pixman?

Soeren Sandmann sandmann at daimi.au.dk
Tue Jul 15 10:35:41 PDT 2008

Thomas Stover <thomas at wsinnovations.com> writes:

> 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?

Pixman is a library that implements the RENDER X extension in
software. It does image compositing and trapezoid rasterization.

It is used by the X server and cairo and is not currently intended for
general use; it should only be used through cairo.


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