[cairo] How to make a pycairo release happen ?

Stuart Axon stuaxo2 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 14 13:52:01 UTC 2016

Hi,   A question for cairo maintainers, not so much pycairo maintainers as AFAICT there are none.
What needs to happen for there to be a release of PyCairo ?

While there is Qairah, which provides a nicer API and CairoCFFI, there is a lot of legacy code out there, + pycairo is the easiest way to integrate with Gtk, Pango etc.

Problems with PyCairo as is include:
- No support for mesh etc (patched by Vincent A)   https://lists.cairographics.org/archives/cairo/2015-June/026326.html
- Doesn't build on python3.5 out the box (Patched by Ubuntu and FREEBSD) https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76759
- Cannot install from Pypi (might need a .whl to work on windows)
 @SimonSapin has collected patches, as I'm sure have others.https://github.com/SimonSapin/pycairo

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