[cairo] virtual surfaces and composition

LRN lrn1986 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 13:53:17 PST 2015

On 09.12.2015 21:50, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult wrote:
> On 09.12.2015 19:18, LRN wrote:
>> You might want to ask GTK+ developers about their experience in using cairo
>> as a backend for a widget toolkit, because that is exactly what they are
>> doing (and if your licensing situation allows, you can even borrow somre of
>> their code; it's LGPLv2+).
> Okay, maybe I'll find some hints there, but the concepts are very
> different.
> By the way:
> does cairo already data structures / operations for describing things
> like overlaping and nested windows ?

It sounds more like some kind of scene graph thing? I don't think cairo has
that (in fact, speaking of GTK+, they were/are planning to migrate to
something scene-graph-based as well).

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