[cairo] Questions about embedding cairo

Weston Weems wweems at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 07:08:09 PDT 2013

First of all, forgive me for asking what is surely a newb question, but I
did try to do some searching before hand... (apparently my google-fu has
failed me)

I'd like to use cairo in an embedded application (linux but without the

I was under the impression I could build mesa and cairo on top of that, and
avoid xwindows.

I believe I have that done (as prerequisites to getting wayland/weston
setup) but every example I see for cairo stuff, explicitly imports x11
headers, or gtk stuff.

Is this something I should be able to do? And if so, am I going totally the
wrong way about it?

I'd appreciate any pointers... or even samples I can use to test that my
setup is working as expected.

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