cairo has now 16bit surfaces (was Fwd: rendering-cleanup)

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu.vizoso at
Tue Aug 3 10:26:50 EDT 2010

This means that graphic operations would be considerably faster on the
XO-1 because to date we are rendering to 24bit surfaces that the X
server has to convert to 16bit every time.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Soeren Sandmann <sandmann at>
Date: Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 15:22
Subject: Re: rendering-cleanup
To: Yasushi SHOJI <yashi at>
Cc: gtk-devel-list at

Yasushi SHOJI <yashi at> writes:

> I'm for one wandering how to port my application to gtk+ 3.0.  My
> problem is that the current gdk pixbuf nor cairo does not have a
> client side pixel buffer other than RGB888 or RGBA8888.

Note that cairo 1.10 (which GTK+ 3.0 will depend on, as I understand),
has a client side 565 buffer: CAIRO_FORMAT_RGB16_565.

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