[cairo] Cairo and OpenGL integration

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Mon Apr 11 13:24:44 PDT 2011

On Sun, 10 Apr 2011 15:48:08 +1000, Lucan1d <lucan1d at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I have some questions about Cairo and OpenGL integration.
> 1. What's the current state of the Cairo OpenGL backend(s)?  The Cairo
> website refers to them/it as "experimental" and also refers to Glitz which I
> believe is no longer being developed. 

It pretty much renders Cairo correctly, and in the best case it's faster
than xlib, but generally slower than image.

> 2. Are there any known (significant) problems?

Rendering (see the test suite), performance (try cairo-perf-trace on
your driver).

> 3. Will it/they build properly on Windows?


> 5. Are there up-to-date instructions on how to use it/them?  The Cairo &
> OpenGL page on the Cairo website appears a bit dated.

./configure --enable-gl
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