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Cairo 1.12.16 Takes Care A Whole Lot Of Bugs

Intel

Published on 26 August 2013 08:59 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
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Beyond making a whole lot of Intel X.Org driver changes and some recent yet-to-be-merged performance improvements, Chris Wilson has put out a new release of the Cairo graphics library.

Cairo 1.12.16 is the long-overdue release to this widely-used 2D graphics library. With this release comes mostly bug-fixes, as noted by Chris in the release announcement that came out today (the 26 February date shown on the web-page is incorrect for the final 1.12.16 release). "Thanks to everybody who reported a bug and helped us develop a fix, we have amassed quite a few bug fixes. There are still more outstanding bugs that seek attention and a little bit of TLC, but this release has been delayed long enough..."

The bug-fixes range from work in specific back-ends to assertion failures to double frees to more exports for the GObject bindings. Cairo 1.12.16 is the first release in more than six months for this important graphics library.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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