[cairo] Re: Sorry I broke the text tests! (and status update)

Carl Worth cworth at cworth.org
Thu Feb 15 11:28:10 PST 2007

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 13:10:55 -0500, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> Good point.  I'm trying to clean this up, but someone with some win32
> knowledge and access can do a far better job.


> Duh.  This is the nearest you can get to writing code in email.  Anyway,
> lets comment soon and get this implemented (hint, hint).

All sounds very good to me.

As you mentioned, some of us don't have access to win32 development
environments. So we could try to implement all this, but it would
largely be just testing no-op code, so the "interesting" parts would
quite likely still be broken.

And thanks for the detailed writeup. Hopefully that will be enough to
nudge someone who has been bitten by the fact that we keep breaking
these code paths to fix it up properly.

I think one reason this hasn't happened sooner is that the primary
win32 maintainers have been mozilla, and the situation there is that:

  1. Mozilla has a private copy of cairo that needs to be
     re-synched. So win32-specific breakages only get noticed at
     synch-points rather than at the time of cairo commits, snapshots,
     or releases.

  2. I believe that mozilla turns off all the mutex stuff in their
     private copy anyway.

If other cairo-win32 users want to get more directly involved to help
avoid reduce the frequency of cairo snapshots with broken cairo-win32
code, then that would be great. I'd be glad to ping someone to test
cairo on win32 before I make a new snapshot, for example.

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