[cairo] [PING] invalid-size-error

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Mon Dec 22 16:57:20 PST 2008

M Joonas Pihlaja wrote:
> Hi Paolo,
> Regarding the new CAIRO_STATUS_CONTENT_MISMATCH error, it's only 
> being generated by cairo-glitz-surface.c's create_similar method 
> when glitz can't find a suitable format for the requested 
> content.  It used to return CAIRO_STATUS_NO_MEMORY before and a 
> CONTENT_MISMATCH error does seem like an improvement, but I was 
> left wondering whether it wouldn't be better to return NULL in 
> this case so that the fallback path can create an image surface 
> instead.  For instance, this is what the xlib surface does if it 
> can't find a suitable xrender format.

Definitely.  That's what cairo is about.


> Joonas
> P.S. Merry christmas and other suitable holidays to all on 
> cairo-l. :)

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