[cairo] New backends

Deniz Eren deniz.eren at icloud.com
Mon Sep 19 00:26:13 UTC 2016

Hi Bryce,

Thank you for the pointers; currently I'm working on the backend for my own needs - once done I will send out an RFC email with the details you've pointed out.

Best regards,

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Deniz Eren

> On 19 Sep. 2016, at 4:42 am, Bryce Harrington <bryce at osg.samsung.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 12:22:48PM +1000, Deniz Eren wrote:
>> Hi,
>> What's the process of contributing new backend implementations to Cairo repository?
> I'm not sure there's specifically a process exactly, but there are some
> factors that would need to be taken into consideration:
> a.  Does it depend on proprietary drivers or other components?
> b.  Are all required dependencies maintained as stable components
>    (i.e. backwards compatibility guarantees on APIs and no unversioned
>    ABI breaks).
> c.  How large of an audience does it serve?
> d.  Will there be a sufficient number of people/companies committed to
>    keep the backend code maintained for the long term?
> If the backend you have in mind meets these conditions, then a good next
> step might be to propose it in an RFC email addressing those points,
> identifying what it'd do technically, explaining what makes it
> worthwhile to include in Cairo, and how it'd be implemented.
> Bryce
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