FreeBSD Ports: cairo-1.10.2_4,2 & poppler-utils-0.18.4_1

Koop Mast kwm at
Fri Oct 26 16:49:45 UTC 2012

On 26-10-2012 18:43, Niclas Zeising wrote:
> On 10/26/12 18:15, Robbin Habermehl wrote:
>> Dear Sir/Madam,
>> As Cairo and Poppler (and Poppler-utils) have been updated regularly 
>> the last couple of months the available FreeBSD ports have become 
>> kind of outdated. The current port versions are 1.10.2 for Cairo and 
>> 0.18.4 for Poppler (and Poppler-utils), while the current versions 
>> are 1.12.6 and 0.20.5 respectively.
>> Both applications have been improved tremendously with these updates, 
>> so for most users these most recent versions are quite essential. 
>> Would you please be so kind therefore to port these latest versions 
>> and make them available to FreeBSD? Thanks in advance!
>> With best regards,
>> Robbin Habermehl
> Hi!
> Currently we are in a freeze pending the release of FreeBSD 9.1. Both 
> poppler and cario are dependencies on a lot of ports, and therefore it 
> is not a good idea to update them right before a release, in case 
> something breaks.
> Regards!

Poppler update will happen after the 9.1-R is out. Cairo is much harder 
since the new version exposes serious bugs in some xorg drivers that are 
very hard to fix.


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