Application using Composite operation in kdrive

Abhinav Duggal abhinavduggal at
Mon Jul 9 09:31:16 PDT 2007

I think  the graphics with cairo are very stunning.Can I build Cairo for
ARM? My purpose is to implement composite routine  in kdrive to use  h/w
acceleration.I have already compiled GTK  for ARM.Can I then run
applications cairo  which use kdrive's  underlying composite function to

On 7/9/07, Carl Worth <cworth at> wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Jul 2007 19:54:42 +0530, "Abhinav Duggal" wrote:
> > I have a basic question about composite operation in
> > kdrive.Whichapplication request  uses composite
> > operation.Is it only used in case of 3D operations like transparency or
> > shadows etc.If have a picture and I want to display it onto root window
> will
> > the composite operation be used in this?Or it is used only in case of 3D
> > cases of transparency and shadowing .Please clarify my understanding of
> > composite operation.
> The composite operation is the fundamental operation on which modern
> rendering is based. So an application that uses cairo heavily will end
> up calling into composite for basically everything, (text, images,
> etc.).
> I hope that helps answer your question,
> -Carl
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