Proxied permission to upload a patched cairo [Was: Bug#502018: Iceweasel rendering problems still exist in Iceweasel 3.5.11 in Sid]
mh at glandium.org
Mon Aug 16 08:45:22 UTC 2010
Hi release team,
As I've been asked to convince you to allow a new cairo upload with a
given patch (see below), here I am ;)
A lot of the display issues iceweasel users are experiencing in squeeze
are most likely related to the fact that the patch fixing similar issues
in lenny was dropped in cairo a long time ago. The patch is a hack
around real driver issues, and it would be much better to fix the real
driver bugs, but it's very unlikely to happen before squeeze releases.
Hell, the situation was already the same for lenny, and these bugs
haven't been fixed since then.
So, I hereby request that the cairo maintainers be allowed to upload a
new cairo version with the patch mentioned below.
On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 06:08:07PM +0200, Sebastian Dröge wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-08-13 at 17:59 +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 05:55:16PM +0200, Sebastian Dröge wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2010-08-13 at 10:41 +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 08:59:17AM +0200, BU66ER BAD6ER wrote:
> > > > > The Iceweasel rendering problems still exist in Iceweasel 3.5.11 in
> > > > > Sid, but only on my ATI Radeon "fglrx" machine, and not on my nVidia
> > > > > GeForce "nvidia" box. Some web pages turn all black, with some text
> > > > > parts visible. Moving the mouse cursor shows the text (boxes/fields)
> > > > > below the cursor but does not render the entire web page. Selecting
> > > > > the entire web page (Ctrl-A) shows all text but no other graphics.
> > > > >
> > > > > The bug can be repeated in Icedove and I have been recommended to
> > > > > install the 'experimental' version of libcairo2; but I feel it would
> > > > > be better to have this bug fixed in the food chain.
> > > > >
> > > > > The temporary fix is to use any other browser, as this bug is only
> > > > > shown in Iceweasel/Icedove. I run KDE 4.4.5 and have composite turned
> > > > > on in my xorg.conf.
> > > >
> > > > It turns out the patch that was applied on 1.6.4-7 to fix this bug is
> > > > *not* applied anymore. The 1.6.4-7 entry is not present in the
> > > > changelog, so I suspect it was fixed in one branch and not in the other.
> > > >
> > > > Dave, could you apply the patch again?
> > > > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=49;bug=495620
> > > >
> > > > Who knows, it could also fix the various problems with the experimental
> > > > cairo.
> > >
> > > Probably but I don't really like the idea of having yet another release
> > > with this workaround for buggy drivers. As long as that workaround is in
> > > cairo nobody will ever fix the buggy drivers...
> > >
> > > If nothing happens before squeeze release on the drivers front. (...)
> > It hasn't happened since way before lenny released, there is no way this
> > will happen in the little time remaining before the squeeze release.
> Yes, unfortunately... and then it will stay again at the same state
> until squeeze+1 is frozen ;)
> Oh well, if you can convince the release team that a new cairo upload
> with your patch is acceptable I'll do it
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