cairo is a 2D graphics library with support for multiple output devices. Currently supported output targets include the X Window System, win32, image buffers, PostScript, PDF and SVG. Experimental backends include OpenGL (through glitz), Quartz and XCB file output. cairo is designed to produce consistent output on all output media while taking advantage of display hardware acceleration when available (e.g., through the X Render Extension). The cairo API provides operations similar to the drawing operators of PostScript and PDF. Operations in cairo include stroking and filling cubic Bézier splines, transforming and compositing translucent images, and antialiased text rendering. All drawing operations can be transformed by any affine transformation (scale, rotation, shear, etc.).
Download (HTTP): http://cairographics.org/releases/cairo-1.2.4.tar.gz
Download MD5 sum: 1222b2bfdf113e2c92f66b3389659f2d
Download size: 2.8 MB
Estimated disk space required: 56.7 MB
Estimated build time: 0.5 SBU (additional 0.9 SBU to run the test suite)
Note that the GTK, Poppler and librsvg packages are circular in that using them for test suite coverage requires installing cairo first, then installing the desired package(s), then installing cairo again.
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/cairo
cairo will look for an X Render pkg-config file. If you use XFree86 as your X Window system, ensure this file exists (/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/xrender.pc) before beginning the installation.
Install cairo by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
To test the results, issue: make check.
Now, as the root user:
--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild the API documentation.
Last updated on 2007-01-18 13:38:19 -0600