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Cairo 1.12 Is Being Prepped With New Capabilities

GNOME

Published on 24 January 2011 12:32 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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Intel's Chris Wilson has announced the Cairo 1.11.2 snapshot, which is the first development look at what's to come with version 1.12 of the Cairo drawing library. Besides introducing support for creating Bezier surface gradients and working up the API in some areas, there's many other improvements being introduced in Cairo 1.12.

Among what's caught our attention with this Cairo snapshot is making the cairo-xcb back-end supported for Cairo 1.12, which is the Cairo back-end that uses XCB (the X C Bindings). There's also work under-way in making the cairo-gl OpenGL back-end work with OpenGL ES 2.0, which will certainly help Cairo with the growing number of mobile Linux devices.

Those are the major changes but there's a lot of minor fixes and other back-end work mentioned in the change-log found in the Cairo 1.11.2 release announcement.

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