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@@ -1,3 +1,135 @@
+Snapshot 1.1.8 (2006-06-14 Carl Worth <cworth@cworth.org>)
+==========================================================
+This is the fourth in a series of snapshots working toward the 1.2
+release of cairo. At this point, all major features of the 1.2 release
+are in place, leaving just a few bug fixes left.
+
+In particular, there well be no additional API changes between this
+1.1.8 snapshot and the 1.2 release.
+
+The announcement for 1.1.6 mentioned several API changes being
+considered. Only one of these changes was actually implemented
+(set_dpi -> fallback_resolution). This change does introduce one
+source-level incompatibility with respect to previous 1.1.x snapshots,
+so see below for details.
+
+Here is an abbreviated summary of changes since the 1.1.6 snapshot:
+
+** API Change **
+----------------
+According to the plan mentioned in the 1.1.6 notes, one source-level
+incompatible change has been implemented. The following three
+functions have been removed from cairo's API:
+
+ cairo_pdf_surface_set_dpi
+ cairo_ps_surface_set_dpi
+ cairo_svg_surface_set_dpi
+
+and in their place the following function has been added:
+
+ cairo_surface_set_fallback_resolution
+
+The signature and semantics of the function remains the same, so it is
+a simple matter of changing the name of the function when calling
+it. As a transition mechanism, this snapshot will (on many systems)
+build to include the old symbols so that code previously compiled will
+still run. However, all source code using the old names must be
+updated before it will compile. And the upcoming 1.2 release is not
+anticipated to include the old symbols.
+
+Finally, it should be pointed out that the old symbols never existed
+in the supported API of any stable release of cairo. (In the stable
+1.0 releases the PDF, PS, and SVG backends were advertised as
+experimental and unstable.)
+
+And, as always, cairo continues to maintain source and binary
+compatibility between major releases. So applications compiled against
+supported backends in a stable release of cairo (1.0.4 say) will
+continue to compile and run without modification against new major
+releases (1.2.0 say) without modification.
+
+API additions
+-------------
+The following new functions have been added to cairo's API:
+
+ cairo_surface_get_content
+ cairo_debug_reset_static_data
+ cairo_image_surface_get_data
+ cairo_image_surface_get_format
+ cairo_image_surface_get_stride
+ cairo_win32_font_face_create_for_hfont
+
+New, backend-specific pkg-config files
+--------------------------------------
+In addition to the original cairo.pc file, cairo will also now install
+a pkg-config files for each configured backend, (for example
+cairo-pdf.pc, cairo-svg.pc, cairo-xlib.pc, cairo-win32.pc, etc.) this
+also includes optional font backends (such as cairo-ft.pc) and the
+optional png functionality (cairo-png.pc).
+
+These new pkg-config files should be very convenient for allowing
+cairo-using code to easily check for the existing of optional
+functionality in cairo without having to write complex rules to grub
+through cairo header files or the compiled library looking for
+symbols.
+
+Printing backend (PS, PDF, and SVG)
+-----------------------------------
+Improving the quality of the "printing" backends has been a priority
+of the development between cairo 1.1.6 and cairo 1.1.8.
+
+The big improvement here is in the area of text output. Previously, at
+best, text was output as paths without taking advantage of any font
+support available in the output file format.
+
+Now, at the minimum text paths will be shared by using type3 fonts
+(for PS and PDF---and similarly, defs for SVG). Also, if possible,
+type3 and truetype fonts will be embedded in PostScript and PDF
+output. There are still some known bugs with this, (for example,
+selecting text in a cairo-generated PDF file with an embedded truetype
+font does not work). So there will be some more changes in this area
+before cairo 1.2, but do try test this feature out as it exists so
+far.
+
+Many thanks to Kristian Høgsberg for the truetype and type1 font
+embedding.
+
+win32 backend
+-------------
+Performance improvements by preferring GDI over pixman rendering when possible.
+Fixes for text rendering.
+
+xlib backend
+------------
+Fix potentially big performance bug by making xlib's create_similar
+try harder to create a pixmap of a depth matching that of the screen.
+
+Bug fixes
+---------
+Among various other fixes, the following bugs listed in bugzilla have
+been fixed:
+
+ Bug 2488: Patch to fix pixman samping location bug (#2488).
+ https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2488
+
+ Bug 4196: undef MIN an MAX before defining to avoid duplicate definition
+ https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4196
+
+ Bug 4723: configure.in: Fix m4 quoting when examining pkg-config version
+ https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4723
+
+ Bug 4882: Flag Sun's X server has having buggy_repeat.
+ https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4882
+
+ Bug 5306: test/pdf2png: Add missing include of stdio.h
+ https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5306
+
+ Bug 7075: Fix make clean to remove cairo.def
+ https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7075
+
+(Many thanks to Behdad Esfahbod for helping us track down and fix many
+of these.)
+
Snapshot 1.1.6 (2006-05-04 Carl Worth <cworth@cworth.org>)
==========================================================
This is the third in a series of snapshots working toward the imminent
diff --git a/configure.in b/configure.in
index 9340f65b8..4a3d97bdb 100644
--- a/configure.in
+++ b/configure.in
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ AC_PREREQ(2.54)
# An even micro number indicates a released version.
m4_define(cairo_version_major, 1)
m4_define(cairo_version_minor, 1)
-m4_define(cairo_version_micro, 7)
+m4_define(cairo_version_micro, 8)
AC_INIT([cairo],
cairo_version_major.cairo_version_minor.cairo_version_micro,
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ dnl ===========================================================================
# libtool shared library version
# Increment if the interface has additions, changes, removals.
-LT_CURRENT=8
+LT_CURRENT=9
# Increment any time the source changes; set to
# 0 if you increment CURRENT
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@ LT_REVISION=0
# Increment if any interfaces have been added; set to 0
# if any interfaces have been removed. removal has
# precedence over adding, so set to 0 if both happened.
-LT_AGE=6
+LT_AGE=7
dnl ===========================================================================