[cairo] Time for a release ?

Stuart Axon stuaxo2 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 19 16:58:29 UTC 2020

On 19/11/2020 15:58, Uli Schlachter wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 19.11.20 um 00:03 schrieb Stuart Axon:
>> On 16/11/2020 16:21, Uli Schlachter wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> 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?
>> The symlinks in the folder on here
>> https://www.cairographics.org/releases/ point to cairo 1.16.0
> Okay, so... where would you want it to point to instead? cairo 1.16.0 is
> the latest stable release, I think.
> As Bryce wrote in another mail in this thread:
>> No, it's correct.  Even version numbers like 1.16 indicate stable
>> releases.  Odd version numbers like 1.17 are used for development
>> snapshots.  LATEST points at the most recent stable release.
> Cheers,
> Uli

OK, that makes sense, cheers.

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