[cairo] Website information

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Mon May 11 07:23:00 PDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 12:57 +0100, Mike wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there anywhere on the cairographics.org website that I can find:
> 1) Release information.  i.e. what has changed/been fixed in each
> release?

Hmm, seems like we don't have a link to the full ChangeLog. The NEWS
(which comprise the release notes) is meant to be sufficient for
distributors and end-users to determine what has changed and, perhaps
more importantly, the bugs fixed in each release.

The full history for the 1.8 branch can be found in the git repo:

> 2) API documentation of a specific release?

Carl recently introduced a policy of uploading the API reference for
each stable release to http://cairographics.org/manual-X.Y.Z/ Note, for
the time being the archives are incomplete.

> I realize I could download each tarball of previous releases and
> extract this info myself but it would be really handy if this was
> somewhere on the website.

Indeed, I've just added a couple of bugs so hopefully we may find a bit
of time to improve the website/documentation before 1.10.

> I ask because I am currently using version 1.8.0 (lastest Cairo
> release for Ubunto 8.10) and I'm having problems drawing from way off
> the visible window onto the visible window.

This sounds reminiscent of
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9148 - invalid rendering
when painting large scaled-down surfaces. I added a couple of
workarounds to reduce the likelihood of triggering this error (but the
artefact is still being exercised by test/scale-offset*) but as it was a
rather intrusive and ugly patch it did not warrant being backported to
the 1.8 branch. I am interested to know whether you encounter similar
difficulties with the current tip of the master branch.

I hope this helps and you have fun using Cairo.

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