[cairo] 1.10 release schedule

Bill Spitzak spitzak at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 15:24:43 PST 2010

What needs to happen is that both the Windows and Unix people need to 

Solution that worked for fltk:

  1. Require the Windows developer to install gmake but nothing else. 
Full cygwin must not be required!
  2. Add premade ./configure output files so they don't have to run 
configure, with some trick in the makefile so they are included when 
compiling on Windows, but not on Unix. These can be hand-edited, there 
is no need to get configure to run on Windows.
  3. (I disagree with this). They added the ENTIRE source for libpng and 
libjpeg and libtiff to the distribution.

Now the Windows people ALSO need to compromise. Saying you require 
somebody else to master your unfamiliar build system because you cannot 
master one that is unfamiliar to you is the height of arrogance.

Visual studio is NOT acceptable until they make a method by which a text 
file listing the source files in a form also readable by gmake can be 
included and that inclusion is not lost if you change the project 
settings and resave it. Complain to Microsoft, not us.

And learn to download and install other pieces of software such as 
libpng. Or add the necessary code so that png files can be read on 
Windows without using libpng (I know the calls exist). Don't complain 
and complain endlessly until somebody gets so exasperated that they 
include the source code for you.


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