[cairo] GSoC project - XCB/Xlib merge

Thomas Coppi thisnukes4u at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 16:00:13 PDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 5:35 PM, Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 16:13:13 -0600, "Thomas Coppi" wrote:
>  > I am a potential GSoC student interested in the XCB/Xlib backend merge
>  > project.  I have previous experience using cairo's XCB backend in some
>  > of my own projects, although I don't have any experience with cairo
>  > internals.  I am very interested in seeing XCB become a first-class
>  > supported backend in the future.
>  Welcome, Thomas!
>  I think your interest in seeing cairo-xcb become a first-class backend
>  is excellent qualification!
>  > My questions right now are:
>  > 1. Is this project suitable for someone with no previous experience
>  > with cairo's internals(willing to learn though, of course :-)
>  Absolutely. There's not really a lot of magic in this project. It's
>  largely a matter of looking at two very similar files and extracting
>  out the common pieces so that they can share.
>  > 2. Is there a list of potential mentors for this project somewhere?
>  I think I could be a potential mentor. I don't know what other
>  projects might come up that could demand my time though. I'm also good
>  friends with both Bart Massey and Jamey Sharp, the original
>  designer/authors of XCB, (it pays to live in Portland!). And I'm sure
>  both of them would be interested in seeing this project happen. So
>  without having actually *talked* to either of them in this specific
>  context, I'm still willing to say they might be potential mentors, (or
>  certainly, they could find some other XCB expert).
>  So I really don't think there will be any trouble finding mentor
>  expertise for this one.
>  Thanks for your interest, and good luck!

Sounds good, and thanks for the quick reply!  I'll start looking
through git and the mailing list archives as to how the PS and PDF
backends were merged.  Also, I forgot to mention this in my initial
email, I idle in #cairo under the nick tcoppi.
>  -Carl

Thomas Coppi

More information about the cairo mailing list