[cairo] Cairo release schedule and strategy

Bryce Harrington bryce at osg.samsung.com
Thu Apr 19 18:56:12 UTC 2018

On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 12:26:14PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> I am trying to determine the stable release strategy for cairo and cairomm.
> From the web site, current versions are cairo 1.14.12 and (apparently)
> cairomm-1.15.5.
> However there also seems to be a cairo-1.15.12.
> It appears that the strategy is for development versions to use odd minor
> versions and stable versions to use even minor versions.  Is this correct?
> If so there seems to be a contradiction between cairo and cairomm.

Hi Bruce,

Yes, that's correct.  The scheme Cairo has used is documented here:


There's also some procedural docs on how releases are done in the

I haven't been involved in cairomm releases; they may well be using a
different release versioning strategy.

> It would also be useful to know if there is a schedule for stable releases.
> If so, can you share it on the web site (or point me to where it is)?

There is no formally published schedule.


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