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Cairo Has A Lengthy TODO List

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Published on 21 May 2014 05:57 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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For those that may have some extra time over the summer months that are looking to get involved with some new open-source work and are looking for something that's high-profile but often overlooked, Cairo would be a great project.

The Cairo vector graphics library for 2D drawing sports numerous back-ends -- with hardware acceleration support -- and is used by projects ranging from GTK+ to WebKit to Mozilla's Gecko engine to Inkscape and X.Org.

While Cairo is widely-used by countless open-source projects for its 2D drawing back-ends, there remains a lengthy TODO list. Work on their outstanding TODO list ranges from working out new performance improvements, SVG improvements, working out a lot of bug-fixes, back-end improvements, and developing new back-ends.

Those looking to help out an important free software project can find the lengthy Cairo TODO list in full at CairoGraphics.org.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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