September 7, 2010

Cairo 1.10.0 available

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.

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