Re: Qt for GNOME?

On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 17:34 +0200, Sascha Peilicke wrote:

> > Believe it or not, Qt is a more polished and integrated toolkit on the
> > surface, but we have better and more robust code in the inside.  I say
> > that from my experience from Pango, having worked with Qt hackers to
> > merge the text shaping engine of Qt and Pango into HarfBuzz.  We also
> > have things like cairo, which is becoming the standard drawing API on
> > freedesktop, is designed with API usability in mind from the beginning,
> > and is simply too cool to give away.
> I'm not into all the details relating pango and cairo implementation but at 
> least the latter has a weakness, it has only a double-precision rendering 
> path, no single-precision and no int-based, which is bad for embedded devices 
> which have limited capabilities (no floating point unit, ...).

wrong. cairo has an internal fixed point path and floating point API,
and has had it for quite a while now. embedded devices have been using
cairo since release 1.2.0 or 1.4.0 - and now we are at 1.6.x.


Emmanuele Bassi,

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