Friday 19 January — LCA — 2D graphics

Raph is the new maintainer of ghostscript, and is also the developer of libart. He gave a very interesting talk (especially given my PDF bent) about 2D graphics, the next version of PDF, and things like that. He also talked about the directions he saw ghostscript moving in the future. I also had an interesting talk at the end of the talk with Raph about PDF 1.4 (I now have enough information to start implementing it in Panda), and with an employee of an airline which uses a product called Open Skies to send itinery faxes out to customers. They are now looking into using Panda to generate the faxes before they are sent out — it should be cool because it will only take about a dozen lines of PandaScript code.