cairo has now 16bit surfaces (was Fwd: rendering-cleanup)

Bernie Innocenti bernie at
Mon Aug 9 09:48:15 EDT 2010

El Sat, 07-08-2010 a las 12:14 -0400, Bernie Innocenti escribió:
> El Sat, 07-08-2010 a las 11:25 +0200, Tomeu Vizoso escribió:
> > > I'd expect well-written code to call cairo_surface_create_similar()
> > > whenever possible, but there might be hot-spots in our software stack
> > > that assume 32bpp.
> > 
> > Have given a look to gtk+ and the xlib backend of cairo and seems to
> > me that we are safe. We just need Maltose to come quickly to XO-1 :)
> ... or backport the new cairo to Fedora 11. The Cairo ABI is supposed to
> be 100% backwards compatible, and I've successfully rebuilt 1.8 with no
> issues.

Building cairo-1.9.14 and pixman-0.18 went smooth on Fedora 11. They
also seem to work fine on the XO.

However, I did not notice any visible improvement. In case someone wants
to try it out and run some benchmarks, I've uploaded the rpms here:

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