CFT for cairo 1.12 and 8.x survey

Koop Mast kwm at
Mon Jan 6 16:31:17 UTC 2014

This is a resent with additional CC of the stable@ ML. This was done to 
get more exposure, because the first mail didn't get much reaction. When 
replying please only reply to freebsd-x11@, freebsd-ports@ and 
freebsd-stable@ are only used to get this a bigger audience.


This is a weird call for testers.

First off before the real CFT. We are interested if people are still 
using 8.x for there desktop. Is there a specific reason for not updating 
to 9.x or 10.x?

So in our quest for push Xorg on FreeBSD further, we are looking for 
people to test cairo 1.12 primarily with the old Xorg stack. We know 
that the graphics with the 2.7.1 intel driver are horribly broken (lots 
of artifacts) so people don't need to test that, but what is the state 
of the other xorg video drivers with cairo 1.12? If problems arise after 
the update, a screenshot and details about installed ports and your 
hardware should be enough. But if your using the intel driver with old 
xorg please chime in too, this will give us a beter idea about the user 

While this CFT is focused on the non-WITH_NEW_XORG that should not stop 
people that are using WITH_NEW_XORG from trying it out. The Intel/Radeon 
KMS drivers shouldn't have any problem with cairo 1.12.

To apply the patch do the following:
Download the patch from [1].
cd /usr/ports
patch -p0 < /path/to/cairo-1.12.16.diff
rebuild cairo



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