[cairo] Problem with cairo in windows

Gerdus van Zyl gerdusvanzyl at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 23:52:50 PDT 2009

It would be useful to see your code, could you post it to a pastebin?

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 11:27 PM, David Larsson <laserallan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> I have a silly problem with Cairo for windows, that you might be able
> to help me to figure out before I start doing some serious debugging.
> I'm trying to use cairo to render to a image buffer that I want to
> display on in a window using pixel toaster
> (http://www.pixeltoaster.com/) which is a minimalistic cross platform
> framebuffer library.
> The rendering works perfect as long as I don't open a screen with
> pixeltoaster, but only output the image as a png.
> However, when I create a pixeltoaster display it seems likes cairo
> just stops drawing. I've verified that not only my screen but png
> output of the image rendered is black.
> Can anyone see why a bunch of window creation code and directx 9
> object creation code could make cairo stop drawing?
> I'm getting no indication of errors by failing function calls etc.
> I'm using the windows build of cairo 1.8.6 from gtk+ from
> http://www.gtk.org/download-windows.html as suggested on
> http://cairographics.org/download/
> I know this is difficult to debug without all code in front of you,
> but I just want to check if someone can see any potential problem here
> before I build cairo from source code to be able to debug what's
> actually going on.
> Thanks in advance
> /David
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