[cairo] Problems with building Cairo for Windows CE

Mohit Sindhwani ml3p at onghu.com
Wed Oct 28 12:06:25 PDT 2009

Vladimir Vukicevic wrote:
> On 10/12/2009 6:46 PM, Mohit Sindhwani wrote:
>> Gerdus van Zyl wrote:
>>> You might be interested in this patch in the mozilla source code for
>>> cairo:
>>> http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/file/3205228e9838/gfx/cairo/wince-fixes.patch 
>>> If you don't get a reply on the ML you might try asking on the cairo
>>> IRC channel, people are sometimes more talkative on there.
>> Thanks Gerdus,
>> You're right - the list has been quiet on these issues, but I guess
>> there are not that many people using it on Windows CE then... all the
>> same, I do like Cairo and if it works on Windows CE, it'll be great for
>> what I'm planning.  But I need it to work so that I can do a meaningful
>> benchmark.
> We've actually moved away from using the Win32 surface on CE -- it 
> provides very little benefit compared to just using a straight image 
> surface and doing a final blit, especially for anything moderately 
> complex.  Additionally, CE can't support text rendering using the 
> win32 fonts API (it has no way to render glyphs), so Freetype has to 
> be used.  We just render everything to a 24bpp image surface so that 
> we don't pay any extra composite cost, and do a final 24->16 blit at 
> the end.
Thanks Vlad,

Is there a guide/ blog post/ repository that I could use?  Or, just use 
an image surface and that's it?

10/29/2009 | 3:06 AM.

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