[Haskell-cafe] Re: Why binding to existing widget toolkits doesn't make any sense

Stephen Tetley stephen.tetley at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 06:28:50 EST 2009

Hi Jeff


OpenVG is an interesting bit of kit, however...

VGU - the higher level layer - would be hard pressed to be less like
Haskell, you draw shapes and lines while passing a path handle around.
Also, Shiva-VG - http://sourceforge.net/projects/shivavg - the
implementation of OpenVG that the Haskell binding works with supports
OpenVG 1.0.1, so it doesn't handle text at all. Text functions were
added to the OpenVG at version 1.1. In the short term, this limits the
usefulness of OpenVG, but if the implementations develop it does look
like a good prospect.


2009/2/2 Jeff Heard <jefferson.r.heard at gmail.com>:
> I will happily check it on Linux.  I'm only vaguely familiar with
> OpenVG... In theory it's a good API, and would support exactly what
> I'd need for a backend to Hieroglyph that isn't Cairo based, but we'd
> still need a good image API and probably to bind to Pango to get text
> and layout support.

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