Category Archives: cairomm

Off to Austin

Well, it’s finally time for me to take a vacation. This time it’s just me and Joanne (and some friends) instead of a trip to see family. We haven’t done that in a long time. We’re heading to the SXSW music festival in Austin, TX for about 5 days. Good music, lots of beer, and warm weather. Yee haw.

I’ll be leaving the computer at home, so no coding for the next week or so. To make up for it, though, I committed a few things to cairomm before leaving. I spent a little time this afternoon checking out cairomm on Windows. It turns out that it didn’t compile cleanly (surprise, surprise), but the fixes were just a matter of changing a few #include statements. Well, I hope so at least. I didn’t get around to testing out the functionality, I just verified that it now compiles. In addition, I committed a small example to the repository showing how to display text with cairomm. It’s basically just a translation of a cairo test into C++ / cairomm.

Cairomm in the wild

It looks like there’s an application (actually a library, I guess) that’s using cairomm already. According to its website:

Papyrus is a 2d C++ scenegraph library that utilizes the cairo library to perform drawing operations. In this respect, it is similar to the Gnome::Canvas library.

It’s good to see people start using cairomm. Hopefully we’ll get some good real-world feedback once more people start trying it out.