[cairo-commit] NEWS

Chris Wilson ickle at kemper.freedesktop.org
Tue Jun 16 07:14:28 PDT 2009

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New commits:
commit 4bc89e224f74f24272c97dec93d70f0c4dd1963c
Author: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
Date:   Tue Jun 16 15:13:46 2009 +0100

    [NEWS] Add release notes from 1.8.8

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index 84d378e..e23c58b 100644
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@@ -119,8 +119,75 @@ Still to come:
   initialisation of the xlib backend (reduce the cairo overhead of
   render_bench by ~80%).
+Release 1.8.8 (2009-06-16 Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>)
+The cairo community is pleased to announce the 1.8.8 release of the
+cairo graphics library. This is the fourth update to cairo's stable
+1.8 series and contains a small number of bug fixes (in particular a
+few corrections to the documentation and a few fixes in the FreeType font
+backend). This is being released just over six months after cairo 1.8.6.
+We recommend that everyone using cairo upgrade to 1.8.8.
+Build fixes
+There were reports of incompatibilities with the autotools bundled in with
+the 1.8.6 tarball.  This release has been built with automake-1.10.2 and
+The configure check for FreeType has been improved:
+   typo in check for version of freetype in configure script
+   https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19283
+Compilation on 64-bit MacOS/X fixes:
+  Cannot build cairo_quartz_font_face_create_for_atsu_font_id on 64-bit Mac OS X
+  https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15702
+Bug fixes
+Uninitialised status return within _cairo_clip_intersect_mask(). This caused
+random crashes and general mayhem as an error could be generated causing all
+rendering to the context to stop.
+Avoid transforming nearly-degenerate matrices into degenerate matrices:
+   Painting stops in this case, using -moz-transform: scale, rotate and video
+   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=467423
+A few FreeType font handling bugs were fixed:
+   Rendering with PANGO_GRAVITY_EAST leads to different results with image and pdf
+   https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21985
+   Don't call FT_Done_Face() on faces we did not create
+   zombie ft_font_face / ft_unscaled_font mutual referencing problems
+   http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21706
+Ensure win32 font backend sets the return value to -1 (indicating the absent
+glyph) if the font index lookup for the unicode character fails. And
+similarly fix a bug where a fatal error was raised for an invalid glyph.
+   cairo_scaled_font_glyph_extents breaks with invalid glyph id
+   http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20255
+Various improvements to the documentation, reported by Truc Troung:
+   https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20095
+   https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20154
+   https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20180
+   https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20183
+   https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20182
+   https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20441
 Release 1.8.6 (2008-12-13 Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>)
 The cairo community is pleased to announce the 1.8.6 release of the
 cairo graphics library. This is the third update to cairo's stable
 1.8 series and contains a small number of bug fixes (in particular a

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