Re: [Rd] cairo anyone?

From: Byron Ellis <>
Date: Sat 24 Dec 2005 - 06:47:36 GMT

Ah, that should work, every now and again I think to myself "ah ha! I should just generate some pngs..." until, invariably...

Error in X11(paste("png::",....

then I swear for a bit and go off to do something else because I can't be bothered. If I end up doing anything cool (IIRC cairo handles all your major backing surfaces... including OpenGL via Glitz, which could be handy for RGL) I'll shoot you a patch.

On Dec 23, 2005, at 3:25 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> Byron,
> On Dec 22, 2005, at 8:07 PM, Byron Ellis wrote:
>> Has anyone taken a shot at a Cairo graphics device yet?
> *opens a drawer* You can try this:
> I'm using it for generating bitmap files (PNG), that's why only the
> image-backned is used. It should be easy to add other formats like
> PDF or maybe even other surfaces like Win32, Quartz or XLib,
> because the back-end part is modular, but I didn't bother (yet?).
> Cheers,
> Simon

Byron Ellis (
"Oook" -- The Librarian

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