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Re: Graphical Output

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Graphical Output
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2009 17:23:35 -0800
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Thanks for the pointers.  I'll be sure to read up on the options
before I get started.  It sounds like Cairo may be the way to go.
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