[cairo-commit] configure.in NEWS
cworth at kemper.freedesktop.org
Wed Jun 14 08:19:55 PDT 2006
NEWS | 132 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
configure.in | 6 +-
2 files changed, 135 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff-tree dd859b8736bb4d1bcf3ed78d0bd1f72a7aad9ca9 (from 65c9c072d207b04cac8da21b40b2dd5c14791547)
Author: Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org>
Date: Wed Jun 14 08:14:43 2006 -0700
Update version to 1.1.8 and add notes to NEWS file.
Also update libtool version information to 9:0:7.
diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index bb13f89..a52baf5 100644
@@ -1,3 +1,135 @@
+Snapshot 1.1.8 (2006-06-14 Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org>)
+This is the fourth in a series of snapshots working toward the 1.2
+release of cairo. At this point, all major features of the 1.2 release
+are in place, leaving just a few bug fixes left.
+In particular, there well be no additional API changes between this
+1.1.8 snapshot and the 1.2 release.
+The announcement for 1.1.6 mentioned several API changes being
+considered. Only one of these changes was actually implemented
+(set_dpi -> fallback_resolution). This change does introduce one
+source-level incompatibility with respect to previous 1.1.x snapshots,
+so see below for details.
+Here is an abbreviated summary of changes since the 1.1.6 snapshot:
+** API Change **
+According to the plan mentioned in the 1.1.6 notes, one source-level
+incompatible change has been implemented. The following three
+functions have been removed from cairo's API:
+and in their place the following function has been added:
+The signature and semantics of the function remains the same, so it is
+a simple matter of changing the name of the function when calling
+it. As a transition mechanism, this snapshot will (on many systems)
+build to include the old symbols so that code previously compiled will
+still run. However, all source code using the old names must be
+updated before it will compile. And the upcoming 1.2 release is not
+anticipated to include the old symbols.
+Finally, it should be pointed out that the old symbols never existed
+in the supported API of any stable release of cairo. (In the stable
+1.0 releases the PDF, PS, and SVG backends were advertised as
+experimental and unstable.)
+And, as always, cairo continues to maintain source and binary
+compatibility between major releases. So applications compiled against
+supported backends in a stable release of cairo (1.0.4 say) will
+continue to compile and run without modification against new major
+releases (1.2.0 say) without modification.
+The following new functions have been added to cairo's API:
+New, backend-specific pkg-config files
+In addition to the original cairo.pc file, cairo will also now install
+a pkg-config files for each configured backend, (for example
+cairo-pdf.pc, cairo-svg.pc, cairo-xlib.pc, cairo-win32.pc, etc.) this
+also includes optional font backends (such as cairo-ft.pc) and the
+optional png functionality (cairo-png.pc).
+These new pkg-config files should be very convenient for allowing
+cairo-using code to easily check for the existing of optional
+functionality in cairo without having to write complex rules to grub
+through cairo header files or the compiled library looking for
+Printing backend (PS, PDF, and SVG)
+Improving the quality of the "printing" backends has been a priority
+of the development between cairo 1.1.6 and cairo 1.1.8.
+The big improvement here is in the area of text output. Previously, at
+best, text was output as paths without taking advantage of any font
+support available in the output file format.
+Now, at the minimum text paths will be shared by using type3 fonts
+(for PS and PDF---and similarly, defs for SVG). Also, if possible,
+type3 and truetype fonts will be embedded in PostScript and PDF
+output. There are still some known bugs with this, (for example,
+selecting text in a cairo-generated PDF file with an embedded truetype
+font does not work). So there will be some more changes in this area
+before cairo 1.2, but do try test this feature out as it exists so
+Many thanks to Kristian HÃ¸gsberg for the truetype and type1 font
+Performance improvements by preferring GDI over pixman rendering when possible.
+Fixes for text rendering.
+Fix potentially big performance bug by making xlib's create_similar
+try harder to create a pixmap of a depth matching that of the screen.
+Among various other fixes, the following bugs listed in bugzilla have
+ Bug 2488: Patch to fix pixman samping location bug (#2488).
+ Bug 4196: undef MIN an MAX before defining to avoid duplicate definition
+ Bug 4723: configure.in: Fix m4 quoting when examining pkg-config version
+ Bug 4882: Flag Sun's X server has having buggy_repeat.
+ Bug 5306: test/pdf2png: Add missing include of stdio.h
+ Bug 7075: Fix make clean to remove cairo.def
+(Many thanks to Behdad Esfahbod for helping us track down and fix many
Snapshot 1.1.6 (2006-05-04 Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org>)
This is the third in a series of snapshots working toward the imminent
diff --git a/configure.in b/configure.in
index 9340f65..4a3d97b 100644
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ AC_PREREQ(2.54)
# An even micro number indicates a released version.
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ dnl ====================================
# libtool shared library version
# Increment if the interface has additions, changes, removals.
# Increment any time the source changes; set to
# 0 if you increment CURRENT
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@ LT_REVISION=0
# Increment if any interfaces have been added; set to 0
# if any interfaces have been removed. removal has
# precedence over adding, so set to 0 if both happened.
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