[Pixman] releases and snapshots

Maarten Bosmans mkbosmans at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 09:24:59 PDT 2011

2011/4/2 Soeren Sandmann <sandmann at cs.au.dk>:
> Maarten Bosmans <mkbosmans at gmail.com> writes:
>> At the releases page http://cairographics.org/releases/ both the
>> latest stable (0.20.2) and unstable (0.21.6) versions are listed. This
>> is confusing for people that don't know our versioning scheme
>> (although it is no unusual scheme). I already know of one person who
>> downloaded 0.21.x thinking it was the latest stable, as also the
>> LATEST-pixman link links to the unstable series.
> I have been meaning to do this, actually, but have been procrastinating,
> mainly because doing it would also involve changing the pixman Makefile
> to do the right thing on "make release" ...

The relevant snippet from cairo/build/Makefile.am/releasing is:

RELEASE_OR_SNAPSHOT = $$(if test "x$(CAIRO_VERSION_MINOR)" = "x$$(echo
"$(CAIRO_VERSION_MINOR)/2*2" | bc)" ; then echo release; else echo
snapshot; fi)
RELEASE_UPLOAD_HOST =   cairographics.org
RELEASE_UPLOAD_BASE = /srv/cairo.freedesktop.org/www
RELEASE_URL_BASE =  http://cairographics.org/$(RELEASE_OR_SNAPSHOT)s

Perhaps it's even better to copy that file entirely into the pixman
tree and tweak it for pixman, as some of the functionality is
currently already in pixman's root Makefile.am.


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