[REBOL] Re: Does the inclusion of AGG in View spell the end of hopes for a Mac OS X implementation of View ?
From: cyphre:seznam:cz at: 6-Mar-2005 12:30
I can't speek for RT about macOS X here. But I can just tell you that AGG is
fully crossplatform and you can compile it for MacOS X. The only problem is
with font rendering(as usually). AGG doesn't conatin its own font rendering
engine but it is able to work with vectorial glyph data and perform nice
things like with all other vector shapes. The author wrote two 'examples'
how to get the vectorial glyphs: using Win32 api and using FreeType engine.
So if RT want to have text rendering functionality with AGG support they
need to get the vectorial glyphs somehow on all supported systems. You could
also read in one of the Carl's blogs that he is investigating how to get
this running on Linux. I'm not familiar with MAC OS X api so I don't know if
it is possible to get vectorial text glyphs from the system but I believe
this can be solved too.
Anyway, afaik if RT don't find any crossplatform solution for the text
handling under AGG Carl is planning to release View with AGG without the
text features (ie. DRAW will be using the old text routines as in the
current versions and text cannot be transformed, textured, outlined etc.).
Those missing text features will be added later when RT find a solution.
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From: "PeterWAWood" <[pwawood--mango--net--my]>
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 7:25 AM
Subject: [REBOL] Does the inclusion of AGG in View spell the end of hopes
for a Mac OS X implementation of View ?