[cairo] ANN: pycairo release 1.11.0 now available

Stuart Axon stuaxo2 at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 9 23:28:00 UTC 2017

This is fantastic, I'll definitely be testing this.    

I meant to do something similar, but got stuck as I'm too weak on building native libs.
I did, however collected this list of pycairo patches on github and bugzilla:


+1 on moving to distutils to build, this will make things easier for python devs, I tried not following advice to do this and it made things more difficult.

Moving forward, getting .WHL builds working for Windows would be a big plus for ease of installation, 

It's probably worth mentioning @LDO's Qairah in the README, as it looks like a great choice for greenfield apps, having some nice improvements/changes to the API.
    On Sunday, April 9, 2017 6:55 PM, Christoph Reiter <reiter.christoph at gmail.com> wrote:

 Hi everyone,

being frustrated with the state of pycairo (as a dependency of pygobject) I've
tried to improve things with this fork. If there are any questions or
suggestions please speak up!

Changelog: https://pycairo.readthedocs.io/en/latest/changelog.html
Tarball: https://github.com/pygobject/pycairo/releases/tag/v1.11.0

The main reasons why you should consider this fork/release as the way forward:

* Python 2 and 3 version in the same source. It is API/ABI compatible with
  both py2cairo 1.10.0 and py3cairo 1.10.0.

* Provides the same API and functionality on both Python 2 and 3. This
  includes cairo.Error, cairo.Region, cairo.RectangleInt,
  cairo.RecordingSurface, cairo.ImageSurface.get_data() and

* Licensed under LGPLv2.1/MPLv1.1

* Uses distutils as a build system instead of waf or autotools. Building
  pycairo is a "setup.py install" away now. For example I've already
  integrated it into msys2 and jhbuild locally, which just worked.

* Basic travis-ci integration: https://travis-ci.org/pygobject/pycairo

I encourage everyone using pycairo/py2cairo/py3cairo to update to this

(In case you're wondering, I've tried to contact the original maintainer but
the email bounces)
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