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

Robbin Habermehl robbin at
Fri Oct 26 21:27:47 UTC 2012

That sounds reasonable, thanks for the update!

Regarding Cairo; wouldn't it be possible to publish multiple port
versions of it? I noticed the same thing was done for FFmpeg.



Op 26 okt. 2012 om 18:49 heeft Koop Mast <kwm at> het
volgende geschreven:

> 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Poppler-utils) have been updated regularly the last couple of months the available FreeBSD ports have become kind of outdated.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.
> -Koop

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list