[cairo] Dodgy Python Example

Gonzalo Odiard godiard at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 01:56:57 PST 2015

PyCairo is still in use. We (SugarLabs) use it a lot with Gtk and python.



On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 10:28 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <
ldo at geek-central.gen.nz> wrote:

> On Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:22:48 -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > I'd suggest just dropping the example if it's too far gone, but it's
> > hardly the only bitrotted example on the website.
> It’s not actually bitrotted, it just never handled memory leaks
> properly. I have posted a separate patch to make it more watertight.
> Which means it becomes more complicated.
> > I'd suggest focusing energies on producing better updated docs and
> > examples for your python cairo framework and leave the pycairo stuff
> > to bitrot in peace.  You're doing a good job establishing a
> > replacement, so just keep going with that and then perhaps replacing
> > all the pycairo stuff is going to end up being the de facto best way
> > forward on this.
> Thank you for those kind words. :)
> Shall I add another snippet to that same page, showing how much easier
> it is to do it with Qahirah, and even show the option to match a simple
> font spec using Fontconfig instead of having to specify a full font
> pathname?
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Gonzalo Odiard
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