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cairo 1.1.2 snapshot released

From: Fred Kiefer
Subject: cairo 1.1.2 snapshot released
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 20:45:40 +0200
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Today the snapshot 1.1.2 for the cairo graphics library was released at

With this publicly available there is finally a version of cairo that
should work with the GNUstep cairo backend and does not require to
follow the cairo git repository.

After compiling and installing cairo (.configure; make; make install)
you need to configure the GNUstep backend with the following command:

./configure --disable-glitz --enable-graphics=cairo --with-name=cairo

then compile and install it as well. After that you have to select the
backend named cairo:

 defaults write NSGlobalDomain GSBackend libgnustep-cairo

Now you will be using the cairo backend for all GNUstep applications. To
switch back to the standard (art) backend use:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain GSBackend libgnustep-back

The cairo backend is still highly experimental, images wont be displayed
correctly and scrolling gives horrible results. Other problems are quite

Feel free to play with it and improve it.


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