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Re: Cairo: Please test mingw installer

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Cairo: Please test mingw installer
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:57:55 +0200

On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 11:32 AM Michael Käppler <> wrote:

> Hi Knut,
> thank you very much for your work!
> Am 29.07.2021 um 01:13 schrieb Knut Petersen:
> > Here are installers for lilypond with the  cairo backend after a
> > significant remix by Han-Wen. GUB has been changed to use a cairo
> > version that fixes three bugs relevant for lilypond, a test would be
> > nice.
> >
> Here the test results that I could acquire so far.
> At first I tested the mingw installer under Windows 10.
> The first problem I noticed with a bigger score was that Lilypond failed
> with
> "schwerer Fehler: Cairo context status 'invalid tag name, attributes, or
> nesting'"
> This happens only if point-and-click is enabled. Otherwise it compiles
> fine.
> Under linux-64, with the same input file, this error does not occur.
> Other files also work fine under both architectures.
> Unfortunately I do not have time to cook a minimal failing example.
> The following observations are tied to the mingw installer.
> A small nit: SVG files are the only ones having no additional 'cairo'
> file extension. Is this intended?

"-dbackend=cairo" has to be last.

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