Brussels / 31 January & 1 February 2015


2D Drawing with Ada and Cairo

Cairo is a 2D graphics library with support for multiple output devices. It is designed to produce consistent output on all output media while taking advantage of display hardware acceleration when available. The Cairo API provides operations similar to the drawing operators of PostScript and PDF. Operations in Cairo including stroking and filling cubic B├ęzier splines, transforming and compositing translucent images, and antialiased text rendering. All drawing operations can be transformed by any affine transformation (scale, rotation, shear, etc.).

Illustrated by a poker game application, this presentation will show you how to do nice drawings with Cairo, still programming with your preferred language: Ada!


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