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Pixman 0.28 Packs In Major Features

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Published on 08 November 2012 06:21 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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The Pixman rendering library is out with a major new release that presents several interesting new features.

New to the Pixman 0.28.0 release is support for sRGB coded images, a new API for fast glyph rendering, fast bi-linear scaling on iwMMX/Loongson/MMX, more fast paths in the MIPS DSPr2 back-end, and faster scaling in general along with special SSE2 optimizations.

More details on the new Pixman release are available from the mailing list announcement.

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