cairo-1.4.0 test suite

TheOldFellow theoldfellow at
Sun Mar 18 02:14:03 PDT 2007

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to update the book with the current GLib, cairo, GTK+,
> pango and ATK stack, but I'm sort of stuck with what to do about
> cairo. The test suite does not behave properly. This is new to this
> version. Up till now I've always had cairo pass all the tests.
> First, I had the Glitz backend activated, and I didn't run the
> tests from a GL equipped xterm and the test actually stops and never
> finishes after crashing. Running the test on the console in X mode,
> ran okay, but I didn't have Ghostscript installed, so it bombs almost
> *every* test because it cannot find a gs executable.
> Then after installing gs, there are still 18 out of the 121 tests
> that fail, most of them related to pixel differences in png images.
> Any suggestions? Anyone else seeing these test failures?
> (note that I deactivated the experimental backends, glitz and XCB,
> and the tests still failed.)

I don't run the tests, but cairo-1.4.0 (without glitz) is solid on my box.


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