Cairo Graphics - Intro and Future thoughts

Duration: 
20 minutes - standard talk
Scheduled: 
Mon, 2010-01-18 14:55 - 15:15

Carl Worth is the lead developer of the Cairo graphics library. He will talk about the relationship between graphics and drivers, getting rid of X a piece at a time, and gaze a little into what the future looks like...

Cairo is a 2D graphics library with support for multiple output devices. Currently supported output targets include the X Window System, Quartz, Win32, image buffers, PostScript, PDF, and SVG file output.

This is an introductory session for those wanting to know more about how graphics really works on linux.

Carl Worth

Carl Worth has been a primary author and maintainer of the cairo 2D graphics library since 2002. Currently, he is working for Intel where his efforts to improve Linux graphics continue with a focus on improving X server drivers and the layers connecting cairo to them, (occasionally even getting uncomfortably close to the kernel for a userspace developer). Carl's personal interests center primarily around his wife and four sons. Frequent recreational activities include rock climbing, playing the piano, and board games, (DVONN, Ricochet Robot, and Icehouse games are favorites).