[cairo] Compiling on old Linuxes

Zack Weinberg zweinberg at mozilla.com
Fri Oct 9 17:13:23 PDT 2009

Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org> wrote:
> Cairo asks the X server what version of the protocol it actually
> supports, (independent of what version of the library cairo was
> compiled against), and cairo then avoids using any Render requests
> newer than supported. Of course, we could always have bugs in that,
> but it *should* work, (and any such bugs would be fairly trivial to
> fix).

That turns out not to be the case... for instance, we're still looking
for a good solution to
(the actual bug is in the X video drivers, and Render can't tell Cairo
whether it's using one of the buggy ones)


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