cairo-1.4.0 test suite

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Sun Mar 18 09:58:27 PDT 2007

TheOldFellow wrote:
> 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.

Sometimes developers will update their program and not update their test
suites and have some tests become invalid.  I wonder if this is the case

  -- Bruce

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