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Bug#205346: ITP: cairo -- vector-based rendering API with cross-device output support

Package: wnpp
Version: unavailable; reported 2003-08-14
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : cairo
  Version         : not yet released.
  Upstream Author : Carl Worth <cworth@east.isi.edu> (and others)
* URL             : http://xr.xwin.org/
* License         : MIT/X
  Description     : vector-based rendering API with cross-device output support

Cairo provides a vector-based rendering API with cross-device output
support. Currently supported output targets include the X Window System
and in-memory image buffers. PostScript and PDF file output is planned.
Cairo is designed to produce identical output on all output media while
taking advantage of display hardware acceleration when available (eg.
through the X Render Extension).
Cairo provides a stateful user-level API with support for the PDF 1.4
imaging model. Cairo provides operations including stroking and filling
Bezier cubic splines, transforming and compositing translucent images,
and antialiased text rendering.
Cairo was once named Xr, (or Xr/Xc), so if you came looking for that
software, you've found it. 

Note : i don't intent to package this yet, as the cairo project has not
yet made an official release and is still in an early state. I will 
provide unofficial packages on http://people.debian.org/~luther/cairo
once the work is packageable (they are currently 5 libraries, each
depending on installed version of the previous in the dependency chain,
and some only have a bunch of includes, not nice for making separate
packages out of those). I am currently in discussion with upstream about

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux iliana 2.4.21 #1 SMP mer jui 2 13:52:52 CEST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.ISO-8859-1, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.ISO-8859-1

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