[cairo] [cairo-announce] Cairo participates in Google Summer of Code 2008
ajohnson at redneon.com
Tue Mar 18 15:50:26 PDT 2008
> Hi Everyone!
> I'm here as a student for the Summer of Code 08 initiative, having
> quickly browsed
> the cairo/pixman src codes, I here list few selected ideas and my doubts,
> Please correct me if I'm wrong:
> a. [Hard] Add support for programmatic patterns, (ie. arbitrary
> 1. it is the logical extension to the patterns drawing capability,
> but why the "coons patch mesh & tensor patch mesh" models only ?
> 2. Wouldn't "Type 1 Shading (Functional)" suffice ?
> 3. is cairo_pattern_create_linear(), functionality wise a derivative
> to the above ?
> 4. is cairo_pattern_create_radial(), similar to "Type 2 Shading
> (Radial)" ?
> 5. Do I need to have a very good understanding of the Benzier
> Curves, so as to undertake this assignment ?
> (Reference from - PostScript Language Reference)
This idea is for implementing Type 6 and Type 7 gradients as described
in the PostScript Language Reference and PDF Reference. I'll update the
SoC page with more details on this idea.
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