hey, remember the platform?
hp at redhat.com
Fri Jul 1 20:17:34 EEST 2005
On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 01:11 -0600, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> then let me rephrase for clarity: adding cairo right now is jumping the gun.
> it is too early for it to be a part of the platform release without
> redefining what the platform is about. let's revisit cairo as a candidate at
> a time when it makes sense, e.g. when there are stable pieces of software
> relying on it.
I agree with you on this point, but I will note that to my knowledge all
of Mozilla, GNOME, and OO.org are more or less committed to the Cairo
path. OO.org probably most weakly, GNOME probably most strongly. But I
know there are sponsored developers driving Cairo for both GNOME and
My view is that we could have any piece of software that's used in
several major projects in a fd.org platform, it isn't necessary for all
projects to use it. Especially for something like Cairo, there's really
no end-user impact if people choose to roll their own (unlike say
fontconfig) so there should be no "pressure" to use Cairo as there is
for something like fontconfig.
Still as you say, we shouldn't be adopting pre-1.0 not-yet-shipping
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