Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jul 2005 11:45 UTC, submitted by GhePeU
Gnome GNOME 2.12 will be released to the world on September 7th, 2005, culminating 6 months of very exciting work by members of the project. A number of exciting technologies come together in GNOME 2.12 that will set the standard for free software desktops to come. Here is a sample of some of the outstanding work that has gone into GNOME thanks to its many contributors.
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RE[2]: Cairo
by ma_d on Mon 1st Aug 2005 01:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Cairo"
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"Cairo vector graphics library allows for smoother edges, RGBA translucency and better looking, more flexible theming."
I think that RGBA translucency is what has people excited.

Anyway, there's some discussion about Cairo's software rendering being slow; I'd love to see something about it. Are we talking about slow like how ascii config files are slow, or slow like something someone could humanly notice?

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