[Mono-list] 3 questions about Moonlight's graphic system

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Mon Jul 16 23:15:48 EDT 2007

> 1. Is Cairo going to be the definitive library for drawing?

There is nothing definitive, but for the now it is.  We are considering
mixing Cairo and Agg or providing an Agg backend as well.    But we will
play it by ear.

> 2. Was The Visualization Toolkit [ www.vtk.org ] considered? If yes, why
> wasn't it elected? If no, wouldn't it be a good choice?

Never considered, but a glance at it indicates that it is not adequate.
Figuring out why is left as an exercise to the reader.

> 3. What facts made Cairo the election against AntiGrain? "Just" hardware
> acceleration as I read on Miguel's blog?

That was a factor, there are others, like documentation, ease of use and
previous experience with it.

> Although I'd like to know all about this the most importante question is
> the first one. I'd like to know if Cairo is the one to be used for
> long-term development of Moonlight.
> Thanks for the information and congratulations for all that hard amazing
> work you did.
> Cheers!
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