ANNOUNCE - graphics package

Joe Armstrong <>
Mon Jan 12 15:26:55 CET 2004


On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:

> >   I will support the widget infrastructure and the low level X library.
> 
> It's quite soon to ask this, but I wonder: do your plans include adding
> functionality for X extensions? From what I saw in the code, it's not so easy to
> extend in a modular way, but I may be jumping to conclusions.
> 
> What I had in mind was the Render extension, and also support for Xft. This goes
> a bit beyond "Erlang only talks to X server", but I guess you would be also
> interested in high quality output, TrueType fonts, antialiasing, transparency
> and so on ;-)
> 

Yes indeed - but this is running before we can walk - text widgets
for variable width fonts etc is not entirely trivial.

  I'm beginnging  to wonder about extension  this - now do  I do alpha
blending for example??

/Joe



> regards,
> Vlad
> 




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