[cairo] Cairo version now at 1.5.1

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Thu Jun 28 08:08:17 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-06-28 at 08:25 -0400, Adrian Johnson wrote:
> Carl Worth wrote:
> > But I also think I was unfair to call Vlad's work "24.8 work". I
> > believe his code is just a #define away from supporting any of the
> > options you propose above. So we can definitely explore things easily
> > here.
> > 
> > That said, anybody have any interesting opinions in that discussion?
> In the PS/PDF backends where 1 device unit is 1/72 inch there needs to
> be enough precision to position objects to the accuracy of the printer
> resolution.

Right.  28.4 gives us 1152 dpi precision.  That's even less than 1200
dpi which is the norm these days.  26.6 goes up to 4608 dpi which should
be enough for a few more years.  24.8 goes up to 18432 dpi that is
probably more than we will ever need.


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