[cairo] Release

Tavmjong Bah tavmjong at free.fr
Fri Mar 7 12:21:50 PST 2014

On Fri, 2014-03-07 at 19:33 +0000, Bryce W. Harrington wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 07, 2014 at 10:30:57AM -0800, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > So, since no release happened since my last nagging, I like to give it a try
> > next week.
> > 
> > Who's available to help?  Also, I'm thinking about going for a 12.x instead of 14.
> o/
> One of the changes that will be included in this release is a change to
> bitmap downscaling.  Inkscape needs this fix strongly enough that
> we'll be recommending (and perhaps depending on) this cairo release,
> which I mention in case it influences the decision at all about 12.x vs 14.0.
> > It's been 5 / 6 years since I last did a release.  Anything i need to keep in
> > mind?  How broken is the test suite right now?  Which backends do I need to
> > care about?
> There's a ton of failures in the test suite when I run it.
> I've not compared the count with the prior release though; test failures
> have been high for a while, perhaps it's no worse.
> I posted a bunch of distcheck fixes for feedback last week.  I'll go
> ahead and land the ones that look most sensible and repost any that I
> still have questions on.
> The aforementioned downscaling fix appears to have had some performance
> regression issue associated with it.  That's the only regression I'm
> aware of in the codebase right now.

Inkscape trunk just switched from CAIRO_FILTER_BEST to CAIRO_FILTER_GOOD
in the interactive renderer to address the performance issue in down


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