[proposal] drawing library for designers

Shawn Rutledge shawn.t.rutledge at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 21:15:21 CEST 2008

On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 4:14 AM, John Lee <john_lee at openmoko.com> wrote:
> guys in OM have been thinking about the possibility of a drawing
> library that is easy to use even to the non-professionals.  afaik,
> there are many similar libraries/frameworks in FOSS already, but none
> of them seem to match exactly what we need here.
> the example we're looking at is 'Processing'.  it's a rather rich
> library based on java.  (processing.org) i have worked on it a few
> months ago but no success.  the main problem is that it's based on
> java.  python is the language we have in mind here, and it's hard to
> make the whole cacao(jvm) + classpath + gtk + cairo stack fast enough
> for graphics on neo.
> if one looks into the api of processing, he will see it's quite
> different from gtk, qt, efl, etc.  gtk and qt are widget toolkits, efl
> might be closer but doesn't cover all the functions of it.

What features do you like?  What are you missing most in efl et al.?

Is there a tutorial or example code that shows what is so compelling
about it?  I've heard of it before... just curious if it really is so
easy to use that it draws non-techies (artists etc.) into graphics.

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