[cairo-commit] NEWS

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at kemper.freedesktop.org
Thu Jun 7 09:24:12 PDT 2007

 NEWS |   14 ++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 14 insertions(+)

New commits:
diff-tree b6ee6c531c41adb57512fe0eaf21558e5d03f04b (from 2399f923d504fba6b3dcbd0a185cd3d4b29b4dcf)
Author: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org>
Date:   Thu Jun 7 12:22:20 2007 -0400

    [NEWS] Add par about Chris 'ickle' Wilson's error-handling improvements work

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 7b6f2f5..cfd8113 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -18,6 +18,20 @@ introduce work queues for the xlib backe
 destruction of the X resources until the next time the application
 directly operated on a xlib surface.
+Improved error handling patchs
+Cairo has a fairly unique error-handling scheme that retains error
+status with objects infected.  This requires lots of internal paths
+dealing with error returns and directing the error to the right
+object and releasing resources correctly (like all good libraries do).
+Chris Wilson previsouly stressed the memory allocation paths by
+injecting memory allocations faults into cairo's performance test suite
+and fixed all found issues.  In this release he has done the same, plus
+applying other static and dynamic stress tests on the main cairo test
+suite and fixed a whole lot of other error-handling errors.  We were
+pleased to find that his work fixed a highly-dupped crasher in
+gnome-about: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=431990
 Release 1.4.6 (2007-05-01 Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org>)

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