Just got this announcement of an SVG canvas based on Cairo.
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Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 13:50:02 -0400
From: Liam Breck <svg@...>
To: Bryce Harrington <bryce@...>
Subject: SVG Scene Toolkit debuts
[Hi Bryce, could you forward this to the Inkscape list for me? thanks!]
Network Improv Introduces the...
SVG Scene/Canvas Library for Cairo & Pango
Our SVG Scene toolkit enables applications to create views by constructing
an SVG content model, or scene. (This functionality is also called a
canvas.) The scene may be displayed simultaneously in multiple windows,
possibly on separate clients. Rendering of the scene is done via Cairo and
Pango, which in turn support multiple targets, e.g. Windows, MacOS,
Postscript, Xlib, etc. The scene may be accessed and manipulated by
multiple processes, enabling compound documents. The SVG Scene library
supports ownership of content model elements by widgets of high-level
application frameworks, but is not tied in to such frameworks.
The current release is a prototype that requires Windows 2000 or later, and
renders using native Win32 functions. Full source code is included in the
download, licensed under GNU LGPL. Feedback requested!
Boston, Mass. USA
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