Randy McMurchy randy at
Sat Aug 5 11:31:05 PDT 2006

Hi all,

As much as I would have liked to see the 1.2.x series of cairo in the
book, I don't think it is ready yet. The 1.2.x series of cairo
provides many new features and back-ends.

Even though Paldo has 1.2.0 in 'stable', I don't feel comfortable using
it yet. Version 1.2.2 is due out in the next day or so (providing Carl
feels comfortable with the patch to fix the BGR X issues). I'll perform
another round of testing when 1.2.2 is released.

See for the current
show-stopper. Though there is a patch that apparently fixes the BGR
X issue, I'm still seeing assertion failures. I made an entry in the
bug (comment #58) which describes the issues I'm seeing.

I have done significant testing and cairo, using certain X servers,
will result in assertion failures running many applications, including

Backing down to cairo-1.0.4 results in no problems. What is interesting
is that when I use cairo-1.2.0 and run firefox straight from KDE or
GNOME built on a current LFS platform (from the console), I see no
problems. So the issue is indeed only reproduceable using certain X


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