On Mon, 2010-08-09 at 18:27 +0400, Stanislav Maslovski wrote: > plain text document attachment (libcairo2 in squeeze & subpixel > rendering.eml) > Hi debian-devel, > > As we all know, squeeze is frozen now. This was a long awaited event, > although for some importans software that we have in the distro it > would be beneficial if this moment could happen later. One of such > examples is libcairo2. > > The last release by ustream  is 1.8.10. At the moment we have this > version in both testing and unstable. We also have 1.9.14 in > experimental, one of the very important features of which is a proper > support of fontconfig's attribute "lcdfilter" . > [...] > Thus, getting to the main point of this long e-mail: what are we going > to do with libcairo2 in squeeze? If we keep it at 1.8.10, I think it > makes sense to apply the above mentioned patch, because it has been > accepted by upstream and tested for quite a long time by other > distributions. Or are we going to wait for the next release of cairo > that might happen any time before squeeze releases, and then push it > into testig? This sounds less probable, knowing the usual Debian > practices. Hi, although cairo 1.10 is going to be released in a few days I don't think we should get this into squeeze now as there are many changes that might introduce regressions everywhere and I don't have the time to track them all right now. Also, people reported problems with some video drivers and in iceweasel recently. (OTOH I personally have no problems with cairo 1.9.14 and for me there are only improvements and I can't reproduce the bugs reported by others) Backporting the lcdfilter patch to 1.8.10 might be a solution for squeeze though. If someone wants to provide a patch that doesn't add any new public API I'd be fine with applying it to the unstable package... at least if the release team agrees.
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