Subject: Re: against gnome-canvas
From: Dom Lachowicz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Sep 17 2000 - 12:15:47 CDT
You're correct that Abiword handles deleting chars by painting them the same
color as the background (white, in this case).
However, using a GnomeCanvasText item on an AA canvas is dreadful. Want to
talk about slow? Urgh... If you have Havoc's book, read the couple of
chapters on the canvas to see exactly what I mean. Also, there's talk that
the GnuCash people started a RichText canvas item, or at least were
interested in coding one. We could use this, if it isn't vaporware. Check
the Gnome-list archives from this past month on Gnome-Office for more info.
However, you may want to use libart to render text on the GdkDrawable. This
is totally cool with me. I think that this may be preferrable actually.
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