[proposal] drawing library for designers

Jay Vaughan 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>  
> 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.

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 ..

Jay Vaughan

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