The Pixman low-level pixel manipulation library is nearing its 0.31.2 release. Pixman 0.31.2 is now up to a release candidate state and with it comes some performance optimizations.
Søren Sandmann announced the Pixman 0.31.2 Release Candidate on Saturday via xorg-announce
. With Pixman 0.31.2 there are performance improvements to bilinear scaling and a "large number" of bug-fixes.
The Pixman library is used optionally as a software-based Weston back-end
and is also used a great deal by the Cairo graphics library and the X.Org Server.