[cairo] pixman?

Thomas Stover thomas at wsinnovations.com
Tue Jul 15 10:59:14 PDT 2008

So what you are saying is - don't use it? So I am also to understand 
that with cairo, pixel level manipulation should be done exclusively by 
manipulating buffers returned by cairo_image_surface_get_data()? (not 
that it is a problem) One more for the curious George - so what this 
does is utilize X Render for accelerating certain surface operations on 
xlib / xcb back ends? Is this information that users of the cairo api at 
the front door need to take into consideration, or is this something we 
can just not worry about?

Soeren Sandmann wrote:
> 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.
> Soren

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