[webkit-dev] KWQ Graphics code on Windows

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Mon Jan 16 15:52:38 PST 2006

On Jan 16, 2006, at 3:28 PM, Justin Haygood wrote:

> On 1/16/06, David Hyatt <hyatt at apple.com> wrote:
> On Jan 16, 2006, at 3:04 PM, Justin Haygood wrote:
> > We have several libraries we can choose from:
> >
> > GDI
> > GDI+
> The concern with GDI+ is that it only works on XP/2003/Vista as well,
> right?
> GDI+ is redistributable  on older platforms (98/2000/ME).

Yeah, true.

> > Windows Presentation Foundation (XP/2003/Vista only)
> I don't see this as an option.
> > Cairo (portable) - Mozilla's choice, LGPL'ed
> >
> Is Cairo built on GDI or GDI+? Will it work on Win2k?
> I don't know. I believe GDI. Should, Both GDI & GDI+ work on  
> Windows 2000.
> In order to do some of the SVG features, I assume GDI+ will be
> necessary though...
> GDI+ is what Mozilla used to use. Cairo is used for SVG if you have  
> Firefox 1.5.

I would guess that Cairo requires gdiplus.dll.

I think GDI+ is what we should go with initially.  Cairo might be  
interesting as a way to do SVG eventually, but for now I think we  
should not define SVG_SUPPORT and basically not worry about SVG.  The  
initial goal should be the bring-up of the HTML rendering portion  
(SVG can come much later), and I don't think Cairo really provides  
much of any benefit for that (although I'd be happy to be proven wrong).


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