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Re: Some observations about --with-cairo

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: Some observations about --with-cairo
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:11:14 +0200
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On 2017-06-04 22:03, David Kastrup wrote:
> Well, just out of interest, I compiled emacs using --with-cairo.
> Redraws are unusably slow and partly incorrect and font display is
> pretty bad.
> That being said,
> M-: (with-temp-file "/tmp/frame.pdf" (insert (x-export-frames)))
> as a screen dump is, well, interesting.
> I append a resulting file from using this in an Info buffer with images.

Is anyone currently working on improving Cairo support?  Is there a roadmap / 
task list somewhere?

> Also, one could copy&paste from the frames in such a manual, in contrast
> to actual raster screen dumps.

Indeed, except for the usual problem with indentation and spaces being lost.


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