[Pixman] Pixman on iOS

cu cairouser at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 7 11:09:04 PST 2011

>> I'm actually more worried that if this build for iPhone ends up being
>> a one shot experiment without any maintainer to keep it alive, then it
>> is going to bitrot soon. IMHO adding support for more marginal
>> platforms (in cairo/pixman context) is not something that is clearly
>> beneficial. More like it will attract the users who can't solve their
>> problems themselves but complaining about bugs and breakages.
That might be me :) That said, I think iOS is not a marginal platform -
perhaps differently abled :) That it is not a major target for cairo is
a matter of time and a bit of chicken & egg issue. It would be if there
was support for it.

As for users that can't solve their own problems - that describes
majority of users of any library, pixman not being any different.

I'll give your pre-compiled optimized code a try. I wonder if there is a
way to make some sort of a step-by-step writeup of what's needed to make
code like that, so that someone with access to both Linux and iOS/MacOS
could repeat these steps.


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