[cairo] Cairo In Ubuntu 14.04?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.nz
Wed Sep 30 02:42:45 PDT 2015

A client of mine is running a script of mine that uses Cairo. They
report their Cairo version as “1.13.0~20140204-0ubuntu1.1”. This seems
to be the latest version for Ubuntu 14.04
which is an LTS release.

The problem is, they are reporting some odd discrepancies of one or two
pixels in laying out things, as well quality problems, compared to what
I get when I run the same script with the same inputs on my machine
(Cairo version 1.14.2 under Debian Unstable).

That 1.13 version number strikes me as a little suspicious. As I
understand it, all stable Cairo releases have version numbers 1.x with
even-numbered x.

Does anyone know of issues with Cairo on this Ubuntu version? And why
they chose a 1.13 version for an LTS release instead of sticking with

Thanks for any suggestions.

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