ex11, plotting and Cairo ...

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Wed Jul 20 13:48:25 CEST 2005

From: "Peter-Henry Mander" <>
> Considering this, why not attack the MS-Windows GDI directly in Erlang,
> maybe with a k.i.s.s. C driver to ease the connection?

Easiest would be to write a graphics server and talk with it via a socket. I 
think someone said earlier he had been giving it a try. This would actually 
be a simplified X server, and could be made portable too.

Question is: should the protocol be compatible with X? If yes, is there a 
danger[*] that this server will become an alternative X server? If no, could 
it be mapped onto X?

[*] in the meaning that it would mean to reinvent a lot of wheels...


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