[cairo-commit] cairo RELEASING, NONE, 1.1 ChangeLog, 1.171, 1.172 NEWS, 1.5, 1.6

Carl Worth commit at pdx.freedesktop.org
Tue Apr 6 20:13:14 PDT 2004

Committed by: cworth

Update of /cvs/cairo/cairo
In directory pdx:/tmp/cvs-serv28113

Modified Files:
	ChangeLog NEWS 
Added Files:
Log Message:

        * NEWS: Added notes for snapshot 0.1.20.

        * RELEASING: Added new RELEASING file.

So far, cairo hasn't reached an initial release. But we can still form
good habits now by practicing the release process with the current

10 easy steps to creating a new cairo snapshot

1) Commit code with a significant new feature or backwards

	Either of these events triggers the need for a new snapshot.
	Users of cairo snapshots need to be able to specify snapshot
	version numbers in order to get access to a specific set of

2) Verify that the code passes "make distcheck"

	Running "make distcheck" should result in no warnings or
	errors and end with a message of the form:

	cairo-X.Y.Z.tar.gz is ready for distribution

	(But the tar file isn't actually ready yet, as we still have
	some more steps to follow).

3) Fill out an entry in the NEWS file

	Sift through the information in ChangeLog since the last
	snapshot. Summarize major changes briefly in a style similar
	to other entries in NEWS.

4) Increment CAIRO_VERSION in configure.in

	Right now, in its pre-release form, we are incrementing
	CAIRO_VERSION for each snapshot but we are not changing the
	libtool shared library version information. Until now, we've
	only incremented the sub-minor version. We'll invent rules for
	incrementing major and minor numbers when the time is right.

5) Commit the changes to NEWS and configure.in

	Don't forget to fill out the ChangeLog just like with any
	other commit. It's especially important to mention the new
	version number in the ChangeLog.

6) Run "make distcheck" to generate the final tar file with the
   correct version number.

7) Copy the resulting tar file to the cairo snapshots distribution

	scp cairo-X.Y.Z-tar.gz cairographics.org:/home/www/cairo/snapshots

8) Tag the entire source tree with a tag of the form SNAPSHOT_X_Y_Z:

	cvs tag SNAPSHOT_X_Y_Z

9) Send a message to cairo-announce at cairographics.org to announce the
   new snapshot.

	This is as simple as cutting and pasting the new section of
	the NEWS file into the body of the message.

10) Sit back and relax in confidence, (or brace yourself for a flood
    of new bug reports). It's up to you!

Index: ChangeLog
RCS file: /cvs/cairo/cairo/ChangeLog,v
retrieving revision 1.171
retrieving revision 1.172
diff -C2 -d -r1.171 -r1.172
*** a/ChangeLog	6 Apr 2004 16:36:12 -0000	1.171
--- b/ChangeLog	7 Apr 2004 03:13:11 -0000	1.172
*** 1,2 ****
--- 1,8 ----
+ 2004-04-06  Carl Worth  <cworth at isi.edu>
+ 	* NEWS: Added notes for snapshot 0.1.20.
+ 	* RELEASING: Added new RELEASING file.
  2004-04-04  David Reveman  <c99drn at cs.umu.se>

Index: NEWS
RCS file: /cvs/cairo/cairo/NEWS,v
retrieving revision 1.5
retrieving revision 1.6
diff -C2 -d -r1.5 -r1.6
*** a/NEWS	24 Feb 2004 18:45:26 -0000	1.5
--- b/NEWS	7 Apr 2004 03:13:11 -0000	1.6
*** 1,4 ****
! 2003-12-16 cairo-0.1.17 Carl Worth <cworth at isi.edu>
! ===================================================
  Better text support
--- 1,78 ----
! Snapshot 0.1.20 (2004-04-06 Carl Worth <cworth at isi.edu>)
! ========================================================
! New pattern API
! ---------------
! David Reveman has contributed a new pattern API which enable linear
! and radial gradient patterns in addition to the original surface-based
! patterns. The significant new top-level functions are:
! 	cairo_pattern_create_linear
! 	cairo_pattern_create_radial
! 	cairo_pattern_create_for_surface
! 	cairo_pattern_add_color_stop
! 	cairo_set_pattern
! Any code using the old cairo_set_pattern, (which accepted a
! cairo_surface_t rather than a cairo_pattern_t), will need to be
! updated.
! Update to XCB backend
! ---------------------
! The XCB backend is now enabled by default, (use ./configure
! --disable-xcb to turn it off).
! Faster clipping
! ---------------
! Graydon Hoare has added optimizations that make cairo_clip much faster
! when the path is a pixel-aligned, rectangular region.
! Bug fixes.
! Snapshot 0.1.19 (2004-02-24 Carl Worth <cworth at isi.edu>)
! ========================================================
! New PNG backend
! ---------------
! Olivier Andrieu contributed a new PNG backend. It builds on the
! existing image backend to make it easy to render "directly" to a
! .png file. The user never needs to deal with the actual image
! buffer. The significant new functions are:
! 	cairo_set_target_png
! 	cairo_png_surface_create
! The PNG backend is not enabled by default so that by default there is
! not a new dependency on libpng. Use ./configure --enable-png to enable
! this backend.
! Snapshot 0.1.18 (2004-02-17 Carl Worth <cworth at isi.edu>)
! ========================================================
! Path query functionality
! ------------------------
! It's now possible to query the current path. The two new functions
! are:
! 	cairo_current_path
! 	cairo_current_path_flat
! Each function accepts a number of callback functions that will be
! called for each element in the path (move_to, line_to, curve_to,
! close_path). The cairo_current_path_flat function does not accept a
! curve_to callback. Instead, all curved portions of the path will be
! converted to line segments, (within the current tolerance value). This
! can be handy for doing things like text-on-path without having to
! manually interpolate bezier splines.
! New XCB backend
! ---------------
! Jamey Sharp has contributed a second X backend that uses the new, lean
! XCB library rather than Xlib. It cannot currently be compiled at the
! same time as the Xlib backend. See ./configure --enable-xcb.
! Build fixes for cygwin.
! Bug fixes.
! Snapshot 0.1.17 (2003-12-16 Carl Worth <cworth at isi.edu>)
! ========================================================
  Better text support

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