28 Apr 2001 cinamod   » (Master)

Today was a happy day - the last day of classes of my senior year. I'm glad to be (almost) done with school, at least for a while. I know that I'll definitely miss it and a lot of the people I've met here @ UPenn.

I'm hacking on some random AbiWord stuff right now. We should have template support in by tomorrow, which will be neat. I'm trying to squeeze in as many quality/expected features into Abi as is humanly possible. So I guess that I'll start on a new imaging framework tomorrow too.

Speaking of images, my GdkPixbuf patches got committed upstream, and Federico released a new version (0.11) in honor of them. Nothing big, just C++ compilation fixes.

I was working on trying to represent vector images as raster images in GdkPixbuf (WMF and SVG) but got a bit dismayed because this problem is *hard*. I'm sure that I'll start up on this again because at least ImageMagick has support for this. Having support in GdkPixbuf for this will allow Gnumeric and Abi to handle embedded WMFs rather trivially (instead of writing our own handlers using libwmf2 or some such lib). Apparently KDE has 3 WMF-handling programs. Apparently, they all suck and are API-incompatible. Let's one-up them #:^) Well, ok, _maybe_ I'm a *bit* biased, seeing as how I'm a Gnome developer *and* a libwmf2 contributor, but that's just because they're better #:^)

/me ducks the flames


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