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Re: Cairo backend

From: Nicolas Roard
Subject: Re: Cairo backend
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 03:01:56 +0100

On 8/28/05, Fred Kiefer <address@hidden> wrote:
> Some of you may have noticed that this week the release 1.0 of cairo has
> been published. For quite some time GNUstep has had a backend based on
> this graphics library. But this has always been incomplete and also
> cairo has changed a lot over the months. In the last few weeks I cleaned
> up the code for this backend and extended it a bit. Basically it is now
> ready to try it, although many features are still missing.

Wow, excellent news !

> Known limitations:
> - fonts are still hard coded
> - text in NSTextView sometimes doesn't get displayed
> - images are often displayed incorrect
> - copying from one GState to another uses wrong transformation
> - some minor operations are missing or untested
> I hope to solve these problems within the next month and will make a
> public announcment for the cairo backend after that. If you find other
> bugs, feel free to report them, or even better help to resolve them.

I'll try to install cairo and test that :-)


Nicolas Roard
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