[cairo] Cairo vs Mozilla's Azure

Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 09:20:03 CET 2014

2014-02-03 0:28 GMT+02:00 Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org>:
> On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:07 PM, Maarten Mostert
> <maarten.mostert at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
>> I came across these blog writings on Azure vs Cairo
>> http://www.basschouten.com/blog1.php/comparing-performance-azure-vs-cairo
>> http://blog.mozilla.org/joe/2011/04/26/introducing-the-azure-project/
>> Is there a longer term roadmap in Cairo effectively taking the wind out of
>> the Azure project to obtain similar performances ?
> You can't really do that without changing the cairo API dramatically. See
> also http://robert.ocallahan.org/2011/09/graphics-api-design.html.

Also one thing to note here is that these posts all describe how cairo
performs for Gecko, and as also described in the posts, cairo API is a
poor choice for Gecko.

So it's only natural that a better suited API for Gecko performs
better, and it is not really something cairo should strive to compete

Kalle Vahlman, zuh at iki.fi
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