[Clipart] Re: svg shell extension
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Wed Feb 16 06:59:24 PST 2005
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Carl Worth wrote:
> Hmm... and we're about to do some huge changes to all of the cairo
> API. Maybe I should make a snapshot to let you play with the win32
> backend before the big API shakeup.
If there is a way to squeeze a v0.3a out I would be a willing victim to
try it out, or just make a suitable label within CVS the mark the
version between 0.3 and the API changes
> There are some differences of opinion on how the win32 backend should
> be implemented, but what is in CVS should actually be functional,
> (modulo a memory leak patch that needs to be applied), and I think
> we're happy with the interface, (which simply accepts an HDC).
I wasn't sure whether the GDI method was going to "win"
> I don't know. I'll ask Owen to create a win32 page in the cairo wiki
> with some of these details.
I'll keep an eye out.
> Ah, that's too bad. Well, we do have an image backend that you should
> be able to use just fine then, (and it is in the 0.3.0 snapshot).
At the moment I draw into my bitmap by selecting it into a screen
compatible HDC (CDC actually but) then I just Detach() it to get a
HBITMAP to throw back to explorer, so it _would_ be worthwhile.
So long as theres a "bare bones" example of how to init the library, and
render a file into it I can dabble from there ...
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