[dojo-contributors] Question about licensing excanvas

Chris Mitchell ccmitchellusa at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 14:29:57 EDT 2008

Also, regarding my question about whether VML was really the best pick
for this, I just saw that Erik Arvidsson recently posted the following
in response to an Ajaxian post regarding Canvas...I think using
Silverlight would also have the advantage of getting at the pixel
buffer, so that the full canvas api could be used.  In any case, this
seems like something that shouldnt be shipped in dojo unless we're
going to promote and support it.

"The Silverlight version of ExCanvas is a lot faster. It is still
under development (I haven't touched it for months) but last time I
tested it passed most of the tests that the VML based version of
ExCanvas passed.
Eventually, we want to finish this and pick the fastest method
available. That being ActiveX, Silverlight or VML.
Comment by ErikArvidsson — September 11, 2008 "

Best regards,

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 1:17 PM, James Burke <jburke at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
> Depending on how the excanvas folks feel, they can put hooks in for
> Dojo if they like, at the top of the file(s):
> if(typeof dojo != "undefined"){
>    dojo.provide("excanvas.something");
>    dojo.require("excanvas.subcomponent");
> }
> Then you could just pull the source from their svn, and consume as you
> like with the build tools, etc...
> But I can appreciate it if they are not comfortable putting something
> in for a specific toolkit.
> James
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 8:21 AM, Peter E Higgins <dante at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
>> It really comes down to support. Do we really want to copy and maintain
>> that copy in our own codebase? I like the idea of being able to utilize
>> dojo.require/dojo build/shrinksafe out of the box with excanvas, but
>> wouldn't want to be the one assigned the title of 'ownership' ...
>> perhaps dojoc can be used here to make it publicly available while
>> keeping it "off the radar" of official support.
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