[scribus-dev] backends rewrite

Alexandre Prokoudine alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 20:56:44 CET 2011

On 1/15/11, an01169 wrote:

> I can imagine the use of Cairo for the SVG backend, but not for the
> PDF and PS backend, as Cairo is still missing CMYK and Spot Colors.

Well, it's exactly what I meant with "fixing Cairo" :)

> CMYK is very very important for Scribus, otherwise it hasn't the
> slightest chance to claim to be a professional tool. On the other
> hand the interest in CMKY is very low for Cairo as this library is
> mostly used for on screen rendering where RGB is important.

Er... I do remember Calr Worth telling us at LGM2008 that the are
quite interested in all that. He also told me (later?) that they would
have done it if they had a client paying for that.

Alexandre Prokoudine

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