[cairo-announce] ANN: pycairo release 1.8.2 now available

Steve stevech1097 at yahoo.com.au
Thu Jan 15 02:15:21 PST 2009

Pycairo is a set of Python bindings for the multi-platform 2D graphics
library cairo.

A new pycairo release 1.8.2 is now available from:


	bbfc0c2fef08dfb0c5b8baa5f0b67a87  pycairo-1.8.2.tar.gz

Overview of changes from pycairo 1.8.0 to pycairo 1.8.2

Pycairo 1.8.0 resulted in crashes for some applications using threads.
So upgrading to 1.8.2 is recommended for threaded applications.

Bug Fixes:
    #19287: Threading support results in crashes in

New Methods:

API Changes:
    Matrix multiplication:
    old code: matrix3 = matrix1 * matrix2
    new equivalent code: matrix3 = matrix1.multiply(matrix2)
    matrix3 = matrix1 * matrix2
    is now equivalent to matrix3 = matrix2.multiply(matrix1)
    which is consistent with standard matrix multiplication.

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