I noticed that a Google Summer of Code project has been allocated for
extraction of the TeX rendering engine of matplotlib. Excellent!
Are there already any more concrete ideas on how this will be realised
technically, in particular how this engine will be callable from
Python programs? Will it be bound to e.g. PyGtk or some other
low-level graphics library? And is there perhaps a plan to make this
usable also from other languages? (I am thinking concretely about C++
for my own needs, but can very well imagine that this would be
extremely useful also in other languages; something like a 'glib for
TeX, plus language wrappers' would be ideal).