[Kde-graphics-devel] Status update

Mosfet dan.duley at verizon.net
Tue Jan 4 12:29:37 CET 2005

On Tuesday 04 January 2005 03:59 am, Lars Knoll wrote:
> > your canvas backend to increase performance, but if the X server is
> > running at 15 or 16bpp your going to lose color resolution. If you guys
> > are old school you'll remember XPaint always warning about this ;-)
> True. I've forwarded this to the arthur maintainers for consideration.
> Adding image based brushes shouldn't be too difficult.

Hi Lars! It's been a long time. Nice to see you on the list :)

That would certainly be cool. 

> > You'd want a brush class that has it's own image, not an X pixmap. Fonts
> > are another problem, too...
> Mostly solved in arthur. You can convert a rendered text string into a path
> that you can then use for drawing on your surface. Currently this only
> works for outline fonts, but we'll add support for bitmap fonts before 4.0.

To be honest I didn't notice that. Good deal. Drawing text on images was a big 
problem on Qt3.x.

> Just as a sidenote: I'm reading this list and trying to forward relevant
> stuff to the arthur maintainers, but if there is stuff you need in arthur
> for Qt 4, it would be great if you could send mail to
> qt4-preview-feedback at trolltech.com.

I'll join today or tomorrow.

> Cheers,
> Lars
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