[UI/Graphics] Ever heard of graff ?
jay at w1xer.de
Tue Jul 31 23:45:06 CEST 2007
> it's not about the conversion itself, but the data.
libcairo + librsvg == data galore.
> As for counting cairo out, sure not. But use it for specific scope.
Indeed, its a standard in my GUI toolkit at this point .. soon as I
get a neo in my hands, I'll have a go at getting it rendering a small
SVG suite as soon as I can ..
> However, even UIs being scalable, they're basically described by
> pixmaps. It's insane to calculate a gradient on real time just to get
> a smooth blend: using a gradient pixmap and maybe using (even smooth)
> scaling would look as good, but use less CPU. Same for rounded
> corners, you can have a path to describe it, but a smart blit
> algorithm would be as fast.
Its nicer to render vectors to your destination buffer/pix format
than do pixel processing from a bitmap file format, imho. The extra
boot-up time (to render SVG as needed) is a matter of taste, of
course, but I never count out the idea of a display-list render loop
until I've tried running it on targetted hardware ..
> BTW, evas have a cairo backend, so you can mix both if required. Other
> backends, like xrender, opengl, fb and directfb are supported as well.
Be nice to do the SDL dance too, because there are some fantastic SDL
apps in the world ..
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