[cairo] [PATCH] Conical gradients with pixman with rotation

Travis Griggs tgriggs at cincom.com
Wed Jun 23 08:47:25 PDT 2010

On Jun 23, 2010, at 2:28 AM, Chris Wilson wrote:

> Hi Marco,
> as you seem to be the very first user of conical gradients, do you  
> mind
> presenting your use case? It looks like we should be extending  
> gradients to
> cover type 6/7 in the near future, and we may as well expose conical
> gradients in the Cairo API at the same time.
> -ickle

I don't think Marco is the first to want to use them. Every couple  
months somebody asks if we can do them. I know I was asking a year or  
so ago. Maybe two now. I was not the only person. The party line has  
always been that if we could do mesh gradients, then you don't really  
need conical gradient APIs per se, you just make a function that sets  
up a conical mesh. That said, no one's stepped forward to really do  
mesh gradients yet, so we're left hanging on both (apologies if  
someone's been madly pushing mesh gradient work, and I've missed that  
particular contribution).

Travis Griggs
"Some people are like slinkies, not really good for much, but they can  
bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs."

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