[Xcb] [cairo] cairo + xcb binaries

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Tue Dec 9 01:47:46 PST 2008

Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> If anyone has a vested interest in cairo-xcb, they would first need to help us
> get it on par with the xlib backend and add a way to keep it there.  One way
> to do that is to merge the two backends.  We considered that and had a Summer
> of Code student to work on it.  Unfortunately nothing came out of it.

Why would the libX11 backend be even needed?  Is there any supported
system for which libXCB isn't available?

> Until that happens, using cairo-xcb instead of cairo-xlib is a regression.
> It's not really about whether we do that --enable-xcb or we don't.  cairo-xcb
> is inferior to cairo-xlib.  That's all.

It builds correctly, but I see plenty of failures in the testsuite.
Does anyone know what the specific issues are?

Here I had written something regarding getting significantly better
results from cairobench, but then I realized I was comparing pears
(the F10 rpm) with apples (my own build with my own compile flags from
git master).

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