Re: Re: Qt for GNOME?

Le Wednesday, 16. July 2008 17:37:03 Emmanuele Bassi, vous avez écrit :
> 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.
> ciao,
>  Emmanuele.

My apologies, didn't know that. Why is it not an external interface?

Sascha Peilicke

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