[Xquartz-dev] 1.3.0-apple10 and pixman

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at freedesktop.org
Mon Feb 11 15:53:07 PST 2008

As many of you know, we've been stuck on the 1.3 branch for a while  
now while x.org has been working on 1.4 as their stable version.   
There are a few technical reasons for this... mostly focused on bugs  
having to do with the input side of things.

I've looked into those bugs enough to know that they're not going to  
be simple fixes, so I decided to try integrating just some of the 1.4  
changes into 1.3.  Specifically, I've just committed a series of  
changes to git that bring the xorg-server-1.3-apple fb and render code  
up to the same version in xorg-server-1.4-apple.  This code was  
heavily refactored between 1.3 and 1.4 and much of it is now shared  
with cairo in the pixman library.  Consequently, I expect that we will  
see a big increase in stability with 1.3.0-apple10 over apple9, but I  
haven't been able to give it a thorough testing yet.  While I feel  
confident about the code, I'm not going to release it in a package  
until it's been in use for a while.  I'm in the process of uploading a  
binary to the downloads page and will send a note to x11-users when it  
is done uploading.

I urge you all to please use it and report any issues... especially if  
you've been able to readily encounter crashes in fb<Blah> functions.

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