[Baypiggies] Cairo Question

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Tue Jul 28 01:45:07 CEST 2009

My basic Wiki searching has told me that this is done via Cairo and  
there are Python bindings. Let me amend my question. Does anyone have  
experience with this? Are there any gotchas?



On Jul 27, 2009, at 4:30 PM, Glen Jarvis wrote:

> Please don't 'x' me off the list for asking a Java question :)
> I am *not* a Java programmer. I am also *not* a Perl programmer. I  
> am moving to a new task to review a set of software written in Perl  
> that accesses Java Batik (http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/batik/).  
> Normally, I'd want to rewrite in Python just because I like Python  
> so much.
> However, surprisingly, this code isn't too bad at all -- that says  
> something if a non-perl programmer can read it :)
> Also, Batik is an Apache XML Graphics Project -- So, I need to  
> decide on another infrastructure or to stick with what we have. Has  
> any other python developers ran into this? Did you stick with what  
> worked? Did you rewrite? Can PIL do SVG graphics?
> Also note that we'd like real-time rendering (if possible) via URL  
> (like Google Graph API).
> This is an experienced based question - not a technology question.  
> Sometimes it's better to reuse -- sometimes it's better to rewrite.

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