[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] Best way organizing XRender additions for theX11 pipeline?

Clemens Eisserer linuxhippy at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 09:41:09 UTC 2007


> Yes, the X Render extension does support that list. And honestly, the
> reason it isn't better documented is that we wrote cairo specifically
> to be an easier-to-use interface for X Render functionality[*].
> So if you do want to start using Render inside Java2D, (which seems
> only a good thing when targeting an X server), the recommended
> approach would be to use cairo to do that. This wouldn't mean that you
> would have to use cairo to replace other existing non-X backends in
> Java2D at all, of course.
Despite the fact that cairo is a wonderful piece of software and its
great that we have it - I still don't see the advantage of using
In Java2D/X11 everything is already there: the API, tesselation ... -
the only missing part are some rasterization fast-paths.

Do you know some documentation about Render, or some samples? Should I
look at Cairo's source?

Thanks, lg Clemens

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