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Re: Graphical Output

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: Graphical Output
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 09:28:29 +0900
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 02:49:49PM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     I don't think it can be.  At this point, I intend to modify the
     backends a little, and add a new GDK/GTK+ backend.

OK.  You could do this either directly with Gdk drawing primitives or
using libcairo (which we already indirectly depend upon through gtk).
I think the cairo option would  make a lot of future issues easier
(like vertical labels in graphs/tables, producing PDF output etc.).
It also avoids worry about some of the lower level issues involved
with Gdk (like using the write GdkStyle and GdkGC) which I still don't
fully understand after decade or so of reading about them.

Also, I think Libcairo could replace libplot and offer a number of

Some refs:


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