[cairo] cairo 1.7.4 snapshot won't build directfb surface

Dave Beckett dave at dajobe.org
Sun Sep 7 17:47:37 PDT 2008

Vladimir Vukicevic wrote:
> That's using gtk/directfb for the installer, right?


>  There are a bunch
> of patches needed for gdk/directfb to fix a pile of bugs -- the patches
> are available at
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/DFBPorting#GTK-DFB_Package_Installation
> and come from Denis, the DirectFB maintainer.  I'm not sure what the
> status is of getting the gdk patches upstream.  It's entirely likely
> that something in that set will fix whatever gtk was or wasn't doing
> that caused problems with dfb (I remember seeing similar problems in
> mozilla before a set of updated gdk patches).

There's no super hurry as the next debian release is going out with 1.6.4
and that's pretty soon.


>     - Vlad
> On Sep 7, 2008, at 4:55 PM, Dave Beckett wrote:
>> GIT head has fixed things up in (7fbda72137d8685718a8e8fe1d3af5b1d377521c
>> to be specific) so maybe a new snapshot would be nice.
>> Reason for asking: building new debian experimental packages.
>> Although the current 1.6.4 stable package disables acceleration for
>> directfb entirely since it messes up screen repainting in the
>> debian installer:
>>  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=477331
>> So it might still need to be disabled.
>> Dave

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