Discussion about official Mozilla Firefox builds
Cairo 1.12.12 released, please update Firefox to the latest Cairo for performance improvements.
Last edited by NVD on January 31st, 2013, 12:52 pm, edited 5 times in total.
In case of Cairo, I don't think Firefox will update to new library since they are working on Azure API and it is quite progressed already. Let see.
Azure still uses Cairo as one of its backends. It's the fallback backend for Azure Canvas acceleration, in fact.
I do know but still I don't think they will not do this since last update was also available since long time and that bug didn't got any update in terms of adding new update. Also Last I red some blogpost, they had meeting with Skia team, so I think they now prefer Skia over Cairo.
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No, Linux users can have cairo installed as a system library that Firefox uses. However, Firefox was broken in that situation. The patch in that bug was just to get it working with system cairo again.
Really appreciated that you explain it to us.. Thanks a lot.
FWIW, I doubt there'll be much interest in updating cairo to the latest release given Mozilla's work to move away from it in favor of Azure/skia.
Here is what I get with xp:
When Can I use skia?
Change gfx.canvas.azure.backends;direct2d,cairo to gfx.canvas.azure.backends;direct2d,skia,cairo in about:config
and you should see these in about:support
Last edited by Virtual_ManPL on January 12th, 2013, 3:41 am, edited 1 time in total.
Thanks, it worked, at least visually, I mean if it's available and workable, why hide it this way?
Anything else you need to do to enable it? Seeing no changes here, on windows 7.
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