[cairo-announce] cairo release 1.6.4 now available

Carl Worth cworth at cworth.org
Fri Apr 11 15:08:04 PDT 2008

The cairo community is wildly embarrassed to announce the 1.6.4
release of the cairo graphics library. This release reverts the xlib
locking change introduced in 1.6.4, (and the application crashes that
it caused).  The community would be glad to sack its current release
manager and is accepting applications for someone who could do the job
with more discipline.

We do hope you'll have fun with cairo, and we also hope that the
recent spike in traffic on the cairo-announce mailing list is now
officially over.


Release 1.6.4 (2008-04-11 Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org>)
A new cairo release 1.6.4 is now available from:


    which can be verified with:

        9d990fe39a125ceb07221623c237cd7015855d5c  cairo-1.6.4.tar.gz

        (signed by Carl Worth)

  Additionally, a git clone of the source tree:

        git clone git://git.cairographics.org/git/cairo

    will include a signed 1.6.4 tag which points to a commit named:

    which can be verified with:
        git verify-tag 1.6.4

    and can be checked out with a command such as:
        git checkout -b build 1.6.4

Revert 'add missing locking in cairo-xlib'
This change was introduced in cairo 1.6.2, but also introduced a bug
which causes many cairo-xlib applications to crash, (with a
segmentation fault inside of XSetClipMask). Instead of attempting
another fix for the broken fix, the change in 1.6.2 has been
reverted. The original bug which the change was addressing has been
present since at least cairo 1.4, so it is not expected that leaving
this bug unfixed will cause any new problems for applications moving
from cairo 1.4 to cairo 1.6.

At this point, the code of cairo 1.6.4 differs from cairo 1.6.0 only
in the fix for the PostScript-printer crashes.

Tweak build to avoid linking with g++
Cairo 1.6.4 avoids a quirk in automake that was causing the cairo
library to be linked with g++ and linked against libstdc++ even when
only C source files were compiled for the library.
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