Re: Canvas shortcomings

Gustavo João Alves Marques Carneiro <ee96090 fe up pt> writes:
>   Hmm. In GTK? You mean we could *print* widgets to postscript? That would
> be very interesting.. :)

Well, sort of. ;-)

>   Anyway, I have made a small library called nxplot. There is a base class
> GObject, Nxplot, that has virtual methods (the rendering API). Its API is
> modeled after libplot.
>   Derived from Nxplot is NxplotLibplot that is a libplot (from GNU
> plotting utils) based implementation that can render either to a
> GtkDrawingArea or to a file with any of the libplot's supported types
> (too many to remember).
>   Also I have NxplotArtft, that is a libart_lgpl and freetype2 based
> renderer, that renderes to a pixel buffer and draws into a GtkDrawingArea
> with GdkRgb.
>   A Gdk based renderer should be easy too.
>   So, it's not that hard to implement such a thing. And GnomePrint could
> easily be extended with a Gdk based renderer, I guess. Then, GnomeCanvas
> would use a single API (GnomePrint) and the world would become a better
> place. :)
>   Anyway I can help, I'm available, if given plenty of time (I'm a slow
> programmer :)

We want something a bit more ambitious, along the lines of Java2D I
believe. That's why it's hard. ;-)


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