[webkit-dev] KWQ Graphics code on Windows

Justin Haygood jhaygood at spsu.edu
Mon Jan 16 15:04:28 PST 2006

We have several libraries we can choose from:

   - GDI
   - GDI+
   - Windows Presentation Foundation (XP/2003/Vista only)
   - Cairo (portable) - Mozilla's choice, LGPL'ed

Which should we use?

They all have their pros/cons

GDI is a C library, Windows only, hardware accelerated on Vista,
semi-hardware accelerated pre-Vista
GDI+ is object oriented, portable (sorta), hardware accelerated on Vista,
software accelerated pre-Vista
WPF is object oriented, not native C++, hardware accelerated on all
supported platforms
Cairo is a C library, portable, hardware accelerated depending on
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