[cairo] cairo 1.0 and future plans

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at cs.toronto.edu
Fri Sep 2 14:15:31 PDT 2005

> We've talked about some of this in IRC already, so I'll summarize what
> we have so far.

Thanks Carl for the notes.

> http://cairographics.org/manual/cairo-Version-Information.html

I find this line very confusing:

-- Minor. Even/Odd = Release/Snapshot (tar files) or Branch/Head (CVS)

and suggest to change it to:

-- Minor. Even/Odd = tar files or CVS

> Anyone should please feel free to make other recommendations for what
> should go on that ROADMAP. The long-term release-scheduling question
> is still wide-open in my mind, and I think we need input from authors
> of cairo-dependent libraries and applications to answer that.

I think something like 3-month cycles works good enough.  That
reduces the number of stable bug-fix releases, while still wide
enough to allow major changes.  For best results, something like
the new linux policy can be set, say, major changes are only
commited in the first three weeks after a major release...

> 	http://cairographics.org/src/cairo.c
> It is kind of fun to have this sort of CVS-based wiki though.

Yes, very interesting indeed.  Now make a way to accept ?1.0 to
show the BRANCH_1_0 branch ;).


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