[cairo] [PATCH 2/3] README: Update required dependencies

Bryce Harrington bryce at osg.samsung.com
Wed Sep 17 20:40:07 PDT 2014

Also adds mention of the skia backend.

Signed-off-by: Bryce Harrington <bryce at osg.samsung.com>
 README |   30 ++++++++++++++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/README b/README
index 67ce4f5..5926430 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -67,29 +67,31 @@ backends. Further, the supported backends can be divided into the
 "platform" backends which depend on some underlying platform-specific
 system, (such as the X Window System or some other window system).
-As an example, for a standard Linux build, (with image, png, pdf,
-PostScript, svg, and xlib surface backends, and the freetype font
-backend), the following sample commands will install necessary
+As an example, for a standard Linux build similar to what's shipped by
+your distro, (with image, png, pdf, PostScript, svg, and xlib surface
+backends, and the freetype font backend), the following sample commands
+will install necessary dependencies:
     Debian (and similar):
-	apt-get install libpng12-dev libz-dev libxrender-dev libfontconfig1-dev
+	apt-get build-dep cairo
     Fedora (and similar):
 	yum install libpng-devel zlib-devel libXrender-devel fontconfig-devel
-(Those commands intentionally don't install pixman from a distribution
-package since if you're manually compiling cairo, then you likely want
-to grab pixman from the same place at the same time and compile it as
+Technically you probably don't need pixman from the distribution since
+if you're manually compiling Cairo you probably want an updated pixman
+as well.  However, if you follow the default settings and install pixman
+to /usr/local, your Cairo build should properly use it in preference to
+the system pixman.
 Supported, "standard" surface backends
 	image backend (required)
-	pixman >= 0.20.2	http://cairographics.org/releases
+	pixman >= 0.30.0	http://cairographics.org/releases
 	png support (can be left out if desired, but many
 	-----------  applications expect it to be present)
@@ -179,10 +181,18 @@ Experimental surface backends
 	packages and developer dependencies are available at Netlabs:
+	skia backend
+	------------
+	Requires the skia library as of June 2014.  Since skia is not
+	API stable, building against newer (or older) versions of skia
+	will probably fail.
 See the INSTALL document for build instructions.
 Cairo was originally developed by Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org> and

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