[cairo] cairo development snapshots

Bryce Harrington bryce at osg.samsung.com
Mon Dec 1 15:30:02 PST 2014

On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 09:24:31PM -0600, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Nov 30, 2014, at 8:38 PM, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 12:18:13AM -0600, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> > 
> >> There were no cairo 1.13.x snapshots released prior to cairo 1.14.0.
> > 
> > 1.14 was largely a bugfix release with a handful of features.
> > 
> >> Will snapshots of future development versions of cairo such as 1.15.x be released, or has the practice of releasing development snapshots ended?
> > 
> > Haven't really given it thought.  Why do you ask?
> I'm the maintainer of cairo for the MacPorts package management system. In MacPorts we have two ports for cairo: the latest stable version, and the latest development version. If there aren't going to be any more development versions I could delete the development version port. Or I could switch to using git snapshots, as was suggested to me by another of our contributors: https://trac.macports.org/ticket/40822

Right now I don't think we could definitively say there wouldn't be
development versions released, but at the same time I couldn't
definitively promise that there will be, either.  But if we do them, I
wouldn't imagine we'd be doing them with any high frequency.

In light of that, using git snapshots is probably not a bad idea,
depending on your users' tolerance for the occasional bugs and risk of
interface breaks and such errors.


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