[cairo] [cairo-announce] cairo release 1.2.2 now available

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Thu Aug 10 10:17:24 PDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-08-09 at 06:27 -0400, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> Carl Worth writes:
>  > A new cairo release 1.2.2 is now available from:
>  > 
>  >         http://cairographics.org/releases/cairo-1.2.2.tar.gz
> There is a problem in the configure.in and thus the included
> pregenerated configure script: The CAIRO_BACKEND_ENABLE macro calls
> for ps, pdf and svg are broken:


> Note there is an empty string [] passed as the sixth parameter, and
> then a shell command sequence passed as seventh parameter. Presumably
> that command sequence is supposed to be the $6, as described in the
> doc for CAIRO_BACKEND_ENABLE. $7 isn't used at all by
> CAIRO_BACKEND_ENABLE, so the command sequences passed here don't end
> up anywhere in the configure script at all, which means that the
> linking phase fails on Win32 at least due to the missing -lz.
> However, changing that and re-autoconfing then causes the PDF backend
> not to be enabled on Win32 if freetype wasn't found, contrary to what
> the release announcement said...
> Also, a copy/paste error in the call to CAIRO_BACKEND_ENABLE(pdf,...),
> the commands set use_ps (and not use_pdf) if zlib isn't found.

Ok, all fixed now.  Please test.

> BTW, is there any general consensus on whether the cairo Win32
> binaries that are distributed on ftp.gtk.org should use freetype and
> fontconfig or not (once it actually is possible to have pdf but not
> freetype)? Does anyone care, or do those who care build cairo on Win32
> themselves anyway?

I think we prefer native font backends.

> --tml


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