[cairo-commit] [cairo-www] src/news
cworth at freedesktop.org
Thu Oct 30 08:42:09 PDT 2008
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Author: Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org>
Date: Thu Oct 30 08:40:06 2008 -0700
Add news item for cairo 1.8.2.
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+[[meta title="cairo 1.8.2 release available"]]
+ From: Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org>
+ Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:36:56 -0700
+ To: cairo-announce at cairographics.org
+ Cc: gnome-announce-list at gnome.org, ftp-release at lists.freedesktop.org, pr at lwn.net
+ Subject: cairo release 1.8.2 now available
+ A new cairo release 1.8.2 is now available from:
+ which can be verified with:
+ 41e94d94e7f379551f556dd71979aca239a688c6 cairo-1.8.2.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 1.8.2 tag which points to a commit named:
+ which can be verified with:
+ git verify-tag 1.8.2
+ and can be checked out with a command such as:
+ git checkout -b build 1.8.2
+ The cairo community is pleased to announce the 1.8.2 release of the
+ cairo graphics library. This is the first update to cairo's stable 1.8
+ series and contains a large number of bug fixes. It is being released
+ just over one month since cairo 1.8.0.
+ This release consists primarily of bug fixes, but there is one notable
+ new feature, (the ability to build cairo without an external font
+ backend), and there are a few optimizations as well. See below for
+ details on these changes and the most important bug fixes.
+ While many people have contributed to this release, Chris Wilson
+ deserves particular mention. He has contributed well over twice as
+ many changes to cairo since 1.8.0 than everyone else combined. We
+ greatly appreciate the tremendous efforts of Chris and all cairo
+ We recommend everyone upgrade to cairo 1.8.2 and hope that everyone
+ will have lots of fun with cairo!
+ New feature
+ It is now possible to build cairo without any font backend, (such as
+ freetype, win32 or quartz). This is most useful when the application
+ provides custom font rendering through the user-font API. But in the
+ case where no external font backend is available, and no user-font is
+ provided, cairo will render with a failsafe font, (a stroked font
+ covering visible ASCII character). (Behdad Esfahbod)
+ Dramatically speed up compilation with dolt (removes much of the
+ libtool overhead) (Behdad Esfahbod with thanks to Josh Triplett).
+ Several minor optimizations to tessellator (special-cased comparisons,
+ faster insert for skiplist, etc.) (Chris Wilson).
+ Optimize away fractional translation component when doing
+ EXTEND_NEAREST filtering, (for better performance).
+ General bug fixes
+ Allow cloning sub-regions of similar surfaces to fix this bug
+ (Chris Wilson):
+ Crafted gif file will crash firefox
+ [XError: 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)']
+ Fix some matrix confusion to fix this regression (Chris Wilson):
+ Translucent star exports in a wrong way to PDF
+ Fix some long-standing bugs with respect to properly computing the
+ extents of transformed, filtered surfaces (Owen Taylor, Carl Worth,
+ and Chris Wilson):
+ Bad clipping with EXTEND_NONE
+ Improve filtering handling in cairo-pattern.c
+ Many thanks to Chris Wilson for digging out and cleaning up
+ these fixes.
+ Fix compilation on Solaris 10 (Chris Wilson):
+ Cairo requires -DREENTRANT (along with -D_POSIX_THREAD_SEMANTICS)
+ to compile on Solaris 10 with pthreads
+ Fix very old bug causing dashes to be rendered at the wrong length in
+ fallback images (Adrian Johnson)
+ Dashed strokes too long in fallback images
+ Fix broken dashing when a dashed path starts outside the clip region
+ (Chris Wilson).
+ Avoid range overflow when computing large patterns (Benjamin Otte and
+ Chris Wilson).
+ Avoid crashing due to an invalid font with an incorrect entry in its
+ CMAP table (Adrian Johnson).
+ Fix bugs in computing maximum size of text requests that can be sent
+ with the Render extension, (avoiding potential crashes when rendering
+ large amounts of text) (Behdad Esfahbod and Chris Wilson).
+ Fix rendering of operators unbounded by the mask (Chris Wilson).
+ Fix compilation on systems without compiler support for a native
+ 64-bit type (Chris Wilson).
+ Fix several cases of missing error-status propagation. (Chris Wilson,
+ doing the work he seems to never tire of).
+ Fix several locking issues found with the lockdep valgrind skin (Chris
+ Backend-specific bug fixes
+ xlib: Avoid crash due to attempting XRender calls on pixmaps with
+ formats not supported by the Render extension (Chris Wilson):
+ XRender crashes due to NULL pointer from Cairo on SGI O2
+ xlib: Add support for XImages with depth of 4, 20, 24, or 28 bits
+ (Chris Wilson):
+ cairo doesn't support 24 bits per pixel mode on X11
+ xlib: Avoid mistakenly considering two surfaces as similar just
+ because their depths match (while their Render formats do not) (Karl
+ ps: Fix slight mis-scaling of bitmapped fonts (Adrian Johnson)
+ svg: Correctly emit comp-op for paint, mask, and show_glyphs
+ operations (Emmanuel Pacaud).
+ svg: Use finer-grained fallbacks for SVG 1.2 (as PS and PDF backends
+ have been doing since 1.6.0) (Chris Wilson).
+ win32: Fallback to DIB if DDB create fails for
+ cairo_surface_create_similar (Vladimir Vukicevic).
+ win32: Fix compatibility with Windows Mobile (Vladimir Vukicevic).
+ win32: Fix static builds to not do __declspec(dllimport) on public
+ functions. This requires the user to set a CAIRO_WIN32_STATIC_BUILD
+ environment variable when compiling (Behdad Esfahbod).
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