The Cairo vector-based graphics library now has a BeOS port, courtesy of Christian ‘biesi’ Biesinger. The Cairo library is used in Gecko 1.8 – the engine behind Firefox 1.5 and Seamonkey 1.0 – for SVG and CANVAS tag support, although future plans involve it receiving heavier use for general rendering, and is also receiving increasing use within GTK+, with 2.8 having inital support for it. The availability of this library on BeOS should aid the native porting of GTK+ in the future as well as ensuring that Mozilla products have a future on the platform, and its almost certain to see wider adoption in the future.
Cairo Ported to BeOS
2005-12-22 Haiku 7 Comments
Even if some may disagree (the problem of non-native applications… well, they have a point, but…)… it’s very good to have more apps available to BeOS/Haiku. Some programs as Gaim would be very welcome to the system. Also, besides GTK+, Cairo itself is a goodie for several apps. I hope it’ll be used wisely… =]