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IM 82: Cairo at Work

June 17, 2012 2:43:12.075

Welcome to episode 82 of Independent Misinterpretations - a Smalltalk and dynamic language oriented podcast with James Robertson and David Buck.

This week I have a recording from the STIC 2012 conference - Chris Thrgrimsson talking about their use of Cairo in VW:

Chris presented his work on the Cairo Graphics Kit (CGK) for Cincom's VisualWorks. The GCK is a collection of packages that further enhance the CairoGraphics and Pango packages already provided by Cincom. It provides new views, widgets and wrappers that leverage the cairo and Pango bindings. The development effort started out of necessity for more advanced UI graphics while still using familiar VisualWorks UI development tools. The CGK is also a free bundle licensed under LGPL for use in VisualWorks 7.7 and above. Detailed information about the Cairo Graphics Kit can be found at I'll also explain how the CGK is used within our own products at Lam Research and I'll talk about how we were successful in integrating Cairo into an existing, large scale VisualWorks Smalltalk project without sacrificing the expected quality of our code.

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