[Pharo-project] Athen, Cairo, Paris, Santiago, ...

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Wed Jun 22 17:19:21 EDT 2011

> Status: "Under development"
> :)
> It can draw almost everything morphic-related, except one little thing - text :)
> And now i'm on crossroads , what to do.
> Clearly, a StrikeFont(s) is state as they now, simply don't fit with
> scalable vector graphics engine.
> The bitmaps stored in memory are optimized for exact fit 1:1 of
> display pixel grid.
> So, at minimum it will require converting all fonts to use different
> bitmaps, before they can be drawn using Athens canvas.
> Another thing is drawing strokes. It is a question how far i should go
> implementing a basic (and most probably fall-back) engine which using
> old BallooonEngine,
> which can only draw a coarse, barely anti-aliased strokes. Not saying
> it doesn't supports many things, like joint types, dashing , masking
> etc etc.

one step at a time.
release often
eat your own dog food

> -- 
> Best regards,
> Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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