[proposal] drawing library for designers
jayv at synth.net
Fri Aug 8 11:04:06 CEST 2008
> On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 4:14 AM, John Lee <john_lee at openmoko.com>
>> 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,
>> 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.
I've found that its quite feasible to just use CAIRO and GTK on
Freerunner for all graphics tasks, paired with a fair bit of creative
SVG editing and saving, and code generation ..
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