[cairo] Any alternatives to libgs DEVICE=cairo for reading PS into a cairo surface?

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Sat Sep 15 18:06:23 PDT 2012

On 09/14/2012 06:16 PM, John Ellson wrote:
> Behdad at one time wrote a cairo device for libgs (ghostscript).
> I had written a plugin for graphviz that successfully used this device to
> import PS images as node shapes in graphs.
> According to:
>     http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=690009
> this device was dropped from libgs .

Correct.  I hacked devcairo in libgs during a flight back from LGM where Ralph
and I were on the same flight...

It probably would take a determined person a couple nights worth of hacking to
bring it up to an acceptable level (add image and text handling, perhaps more
work for gradients).

Unfortunately I don't see myself working on it.


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