[cairo] Time for a release ?

Uli Schlachter psychon at znc.in
Mon Nov 16 16:21:12 UTC 2020


Am 16.11.20 um 15:31 schrieb Stuart Axon:
> Is Meson the preferred way of building Cairo these days ?

I am not sure. The "meson stuff" was only merged three months ago, so is
quite new. I guess it works in the common settings, but I'd expect the
"autotools stuff" to cause less problems.

> After briefly looking at the script it's reassuring it seems to do quite a bit, though I noticed that LATEST still points at 1.16.0 for some reason so maybe something isn't quite right.

I'm sorry, but I do not understand the question. Which LATEST are you
talking about?

> Does Cairo have CI anywhere?   

FDO's GitLab runs some builds:

> I guess the tests not all passing is still an issue there?

Yup. It "builds stuff" and runs tests, but ignores the result of running
cairo-test-suite by setting CAIRO_TEST_FORCE_PASS=1. That's better than

> This seems like something people with more sporadic free time might be able to help with enabling.

Sure, please test the meson setup and report problems on GitLab.

> Is it worth looking into funding options to support admin work like this ?

Feel free. The current infrastructure runs on freedesktop.org. I am
actually not sure how the funding works here. Or am I misunderstanding
you and you do not mean "admin work" as "keep GitLab running", but
rather "make the test suite pass"?

I'd be delighted to offer any advice I can. When I have some, I'll let
you know.

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