On 2007-11-27 22:26-0500 Hazen Babcock wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2007, at 10:53 AM, Alan W. Irwin wrote:
>> Thanks for those test results.
>> So here is the summary of our combined results so far for pscairo:
>> pango 1.14.5 and libcairo 1.2.4 are fine except for tiny text (Andrew).
>> pango 1.16.4 and libcairo 1.4.6 are fine (Alan/32).
>> pango 1.18.3 and libcairo 1.4.10 have a major issue (large bits of the
>> missing) for most of our examples (both Andrew and Alan/64)
>> The /32 and /64 in the above summary table indicate whether the test was
>> on 32-bit or 64-bit hardware. Andrew, could you let us know which of your
>> above results were 32-bit and which 64-bit?
>> Since all other cairo-related drivers are working as well or better than
>> before, one possibility is some regression in the PostScript back end for
>> libcairo was introduced between libcairo 1.4.6 and 1.4.10. However,
>> possibility is that the PostScript back end or our pscairo device driver
>> a 64-bit issue.
>> I am going to build pango 1.16.4 and libcairo 1.4.6 on my 64-bit machine
>> to help figure out which hypothesis is correct.
>> Hazen and Orion, could you let us know the quality of your pscairo results
>> (and your library version numbers as well as whether your hardware is
>> or 64-bit) as soon as possible?
> Intel/32, pango 1.16.5, cairo 1.4.10. Seems fine.
> PPC/64, pango 1.15.5, cairo 1.2.6. Seems fine.
That's a good idea to supply hardware platform as well. Mine were Intel/32
I am having a devil of a time getting a 64-bit build of the pango/cairo
stack to work. My love/hate relationship with GNOME libraries (I love the
results from our cairo devices but hate the lame/pitiful autotools-based
build system that GNOME insists on using) is getting pegged pretty close to
the hate side right now, but I _will_ eventually figure it out.
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation
for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software
package (plplot.org); the libLASi project (unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of
Linux Links project (loll.sf.net); and the Linux Brochure Project