John Hunter wrote:
>> To rectify this, I've been wanting to improve the drawing
>> model, eg along the line of enthought's kiva.
> Have you looked at Cairo? that may be another option.
As you probably know, matplotlib already has a cairo backend. But as
a core API for all the backends to implement, we haven't really
considered it. Eric Jones has considered replacing agg with cairo for
their core renderer, since agg is complex and a bit hard.