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    Phoronix: Cairo 1.15.8 Released With Support For Colored Emoji

    It has been a few months since the last Cairo 2D graphics library update, which is used by programs ranging from Firefox to GTK and WebKit, but today the notable 1.15.8 release is now available...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Colored-Emoji

  • #2
    Does that mean GTK programs will automatically get colored emoji support?
    Also, PNG seems like a strange choice for a font (can’t be scaled cleanly).

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    • #3
      Yay! Now Cairo arrived in the late 1990's! XD

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      • #4
        Oh finally, how I have waited for this!

        It sucks you couldn't have colored emoji on Linux prior to this. Too bad it has taken Linux so long for this.
        Yeah, PNG seems a weird choice since you can't scale it. You have emoji next to text, and text come in all different sizes so you want the emoji to scale with the text.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GhostOfFunkS View Post
          Emojis are a nice feature. Everybody have an opinion on GNOME. They need more happy faces than angry ones.
          We have opinions on other DEs as well.

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          • #6
            Nobody needs this.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GhostOfFunkS View Post
              Yeah. That's why we need sigh-faces as well. At least as we enter the Wayland age, where making alternative DEs is futile. Unless you actually are any good.

              First you prove your self by developing and maintaing a toolkit, then you flesh out all the protocol and libs stuff.
              More like "First you choose whether you're going to base your DE on Weston or KWin", given that Weston is designed to have pluggable frontends and the KDE crew did include KWin in their explicit goal of pulling KDE in the direction of a bag of reusable components. (eg. Last I checked, LXQt intends to support Wayland by borrowing KWin.)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sdack View Post
                Nobody needs this.
                Phoronix needs more!

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                • #9
                  The latest release is 1.14.10.
                  1.15.8 is a development snapshot.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

                    We have opinions on other DEs as well.
                    all of them suck, some suck less
                    I've been using cinnamon for years now, it's the only DE that feels like a classic desktop but uses libraries from this century.

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