[cairo] [cairo-announce] cairo snapshot 1.7.6 now available

Dave Yeo daveryeo at telus.net
Tue Sep 23 19:01:55 PDT 2008

On 09/18/08 03:26 pm, Carl Worth wrote:
> A new cairo snapshot 1.7.6 is now available from:
> The cairo community is happy to announce the 1.7.6 snapshot of the
> cairo graphics library. This is a "release candidate" for the upcoming
> 1.8.0 release, so we will greatly appreciate any reports of problems
> in this release, and no major changes are currently planned before
> 1.8.
> See below for details, and have fun!
> -Carl
> Notable changes in 1.7.6
> ------------------------
> The largest number of changes since 1.7.4 did not change the
> implementation of cairo itself, but instead revamped cairo's build
> system. The primary goal of the revamp is to make the build system
> less fragile, (particularly for non-Linux platforms). For example, now
> people building on win32 will no longer need to maintain a
> platform-specific list of files to be built. Also, the .so file will
> now be installed with a different naming scheme, (for example, 1.7.6
> will install with a .10706 suffix). Much thanks, Behdad!

I'm seeing a strange problem on OS/2 with the revamped build system 
which I can't figure out.

checking for freetype-config... i:\mzfntcfgftin/freetype-config
checking freetype2 libtool version... awk: cmd. line:1: {printf("%d\n", 
10000* + 100* + )};
awk: cmd. line:1:                                 ^ parse error
awk: cmd. line:1: {printf("%d\n", 10000* + 100* + )};
awk: cmd. line:1:                                 ^ parse error
9.7.3 - Too old
checking whether cairo's FreeType font backend feature could be 
enabled... no (9.7.3 found; version 9.7.3 from release 2.1.9 required)

1.7.4 detects freetype fine on the same setup and to my non-expert eyes 
the awk script seems the same.

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