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Re: Cairo branch.

From: Jan D.
Subject: Re: Cairo branch.
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:20:11 +0100

> 12 feb 2015 kl. 17:18 skrev Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>:
>> YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu made the patch to demonstrate printing, so that is new
>> (see x-print-frames-dialog or the Printing section in xfns.c).
> Oh, yes, I had forgotten about that one.
>> Otherwise it is just a step to keep up with the times, i.e. server side (as
>> in X11 server) rendering is going away as it seems.  So Emacs must at some
>> point develop client side (cairo) rendering.
> So, IIUC the effect is to change the underlying code used to *draw* the
> actual windows (but not the widgets like menubar, scrollbars, ...).

Yes, draw the text, lines, etc.

> Does it affect font selection?

Not much.  It has its on font backend, but uses Freetype (Xft) fonts like the X 
There should be no display difference between cairo and X, they use the same 

        Jan D.

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