[Cairo] Window transforms

r ve kaas_10 at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 13 19:25:53 PDT 2003

I'm not sure if this is even related in any way to Cairo, but would it be 
possible to apply transformations to a window when using Cairo to render 
every window and more on the screen?  (seeing as how some people here are 
planning to draw everything into an offscreen buffer)

It would make some very interesting effects possible (no, not just rotating 
windows :P - I'm more thinking of effects like animated scaling menus and 
stuff like that), and that's also the only reason I'm somewhat excited about 
that new Microsoft OS (longhorn) with its Desktop Composition Engine (aka 

And in addition to that, it would be even more fun if windows could be 
broken up into parts (triangles, quads, whatever) for even more interesting 
effects.. (not just eye candy)


ps. No discussions please about how many geeks don't like eye candy, 
cpu/gpu/vpu-eating effects and more of that, I already know that very well 
by now. thanks.

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