The 1.10.0 release of the Cairo graphics library has finally been released. "One of the more interesting departures for cairo for this release is the inclusion of a tracing utility, cairo-trace. cairo-trace generates a human-readable, replayable, compact representation of the sequences of drawing commands made by an application. This can be used to inspecting applications to understand issues and as a means for profiling real-world usage of cairo." The profiling feature has evidently been used to improve performance in a number of areas. There is also improved printing support, better 16-bit buffer support, and better use of hardware acceleration.