Changelog

Since version 1.11.0 Pycairo uses Semantic Versioning i.e. the newest version is the latest stable one.

1.15.3 - 2017-09-17

Fixes:
  • setup.py: Install pkgconfig file into /usr/share/pkgconfig to work around JHBuild on Fedora not picking it up.
  • Fix tests on big endian machines. #75
  • Support building with MSVC #pr-72 (Chun-wei Fan)
Tests:
  • Test MSVC builds on appveyor

1.15.2 - 2017-09-03

Fixes:
  • setup.py: Install pkgconfig file to the same library prefix that Python uses. (/usr/lib64 instead of /usr/lib under Fedora for example) #70 #pr-71 (Sander Sweers)

1.15.1 - 2017-08-19

Fixes:
  • Improved support for Python filesystem paths including os.PathLike. See pathlike for details.
  • Various minor fixes
Changes:
Tests:
  • Improved test coverage from ~70% to ~90%

1.15.0 - 2017-07-24

New Features:
Changes:

1.14.1 - 2017-07-24

Fixes:

1.14.0 - 2017-07-12

General:
  • Requires at least cairo 1.13.1 (The snapshop in Ubuntu 14.04)
Tests:
New Features:

1.13.4 - 2017-07-12

Fixes:
  • Fix a rare crash with get_data() under Python 3 (1.13.3 regression).

1.13.3 - 2017-06-01

Fixes:
  • Fix ImageSurface leaking in case get_data() is used under Python 3. #41
Documentation:

1.13.2 - 2017-05-21

Fixes:
  • Fix pip failing to install pycairo in some cases. #39
Testing:
  • Added continuous testing for Windows using MSYS2 and appveyor. #19

1.13.1 - 2017-05-07

Fixes:
  • setup.py install: Fix generated pkg-config file if --home or --user is specified. #34
  • Fix a build error on macOS Sierra. #pr-36 (Nicolas P. Rougier)
  • examples: Fix snippet examples when .pyc files are present. #35
Documentation:

1.13.0 - 2017-05-03

New Features:
Fixes:
  • Fix the signature of the ImageSurface buffer interface for Python 2 (int -> Py_ssize_t)
  • setup.py: Ensure “-fno-strict-aliasing” is used with Python 2.
Testing:
  • Added travis-ci tests for flake8 and sphinx. #pr-30, #pr-32
  • The test suite now has optional tests for numpy and pygame integration.

1.12.0 - 2017-04-18

General:
  • Require cairo 1.12.0
  • Use C90 and enforce it on travis-ci. #5, #fdo-22940
Constants:
  • Add various new cairo.OPERATOR_*, cairo.ANTIALIAS_* and cairo.FORMAT_* constants. #1
  • Add HAS_MIME_SURFACE and cairo.MIME_TYPE_*. #7, #fdo-58771
  • Add cairo.PDF_VERSION_*. #pr-16
  • Add cairo.SVG_VERSION_*
Error:
Matrix:
  • Expose matrix components as read/write properties. e.g. Matrix.xx
  • Fix type checking of the multiplication operator under Python 3. #8, #fdo-89162 (Lawrence D’Oliveiro)
Surface:
Context:
PDFSurface:
SVGSurface:
XCBSurface:
PSSurface:
Pattern:
RecordingSurface:
FontOptions:
ScaledFont:

1.11.1 - 2017-04-12

This release fixes an ABI breakage. I missed that the original pycairo master had already broken ABI compared to 1.10.0.

1.11.0 - 2017-04-09

This version is based on the Python 2 version of pycairo 1.10.0 and is API/ABI compatible with both py2cairo 1.10.0 and py3cairo 1.10.0.

General Changes:
  • Requires cairo 1.10.2+
  • Switch to semantic versioning
  • Switch build system to distutils/setup.py (xpyb integration can be enabled with passing --enable-xpyb to setup.py build)
  • Moved to GitHub: https://github.com/pygobject/pycairo
New Features:
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix crash when read()/write() methods of file objects passed to pycairo raise exceptions.
  • Fix possible value truncation of handles passed to Win32Surface and Win32PrintingSurface on 64bit Windows. #fdo-57493

1.10.0 - 2011-05-01

General Changes:
py2cairo 1.10.0 requires cairo 1.10.0 (or later).
New Constants:
cairo.FORMAT_RGB16_565
Bug Fixes:
  • context.get_source().get_surface() fails #fdo-33013
  • Add support for ‘./waf configure –libdir=XXX’ #fdo-30230
Documentation Changes:
  • Upgrade to using Sphinx 1.0.7.
  • Include html documentation in the pycairo archive file.
Build Changes:
  • Update waf to 1.6.3
  • Remove setup.py
Other Changes:
  • Improve/simplify unicode filename support.
  • Improve/simplify unicode text support.

1.8.10 - 2010-05-20

General Changes:
Pycairo 1.8.10 requires cairo 1.8.10 (or later).
New Classes/Types:
  • Win32PrintingSurface
  • XCBSurface - add XCB support using xpyb
Bug Fixes:
Other Changes:
Tests updated.

The Win32PrintingSurface and XCBSurface changes mean that pycairo 1.8.10 is not binary compatible with pycairo 1.8.8. So modules that use the pycairo C API (like pygtk) will need to be recompiled to use pycairo 1.8.10.

1.8.8 - 2009-08-26

General Changes:
  • Pycairo 1.8.8 requires cairo 1.8.8 (or later).
  • Move from CVS to git.
  • Add support for the waf build tool.
Updated Methods:
  • The PDF/PS/SVGSurface constructors now accept None as a filename.

1.8.6 - 2009-06-25

General Changes:
Pycairo 1.8.6 requires cairo 1.8.6 (or later)
Bug Fixes:
  • ImageSurface.create_from_png _read_func fix
  • ToyFontFace type fix
  • #fdo-19221: restore cairo.Matrix ‘*’ operator to the way it originally worked.
Other Changes:
Documentation completed.

1.8.4 - 2009-03-19

General Changes:
Pycairo 1.8.4 requires cairo 1.8.4 (or later) and Python 2.6
Bug Fixes:
  • 20674: Add get/set_extend for Gradient Patterns
New Classes:
cairo.ToyFontFace
New Methods:
Pattern.get_extend
Pattern.set_extend
ToyFontFace.get_family
ToyFontFace.get_slant
ToyFontFace.get_weight
Deleted Methods:
SurfacePattern.get_extend
SurfacePattern.set_extend
Other Changes:
Threading for surfaces with stream functions has been reenabled. Documentation updates.

1.8.2 - 2009-01-15

Pycairo 1.8.0 resulted in crashes for some applications using threads. So upgrading to 1.8.2 is recommended for threaded applications.

Bug Fixes:
  • #fdo-19287: Threading support results in crashes in cairo.ImageSurface
New Methods:
Context.set_scaled_font
API Changes:

Matrix multiplication:

old code: matrix3 = matrix1 * matrix2
new equivalent code: matrix3 = matrix1.multiply(matrix2)
matrix3 = matrix1 * matrix2
is now equivalent to matrix3 = matrix2.multiply(matrix1)
which is consistent with standard matrix multiplication.

1.8.0 - 2008-12-15

General Changes:
Pycairo 1.8.0 requires cairo 1.8.0 (or later). Add documentation (available separately)
Bug Fixes:
  • #fdo-18101: Add support for threading
  • #fdo-18947: cairo.SurfacePattern should INCREF the used surface
New Methods:
ScaledFont.get_scale_matrix
Surface.mark_dirty_rectangle
Surface.set_fallback_resolution
New Constants:
cairo.EXTEND_PAD
cairo.HAS_IMAGE_SURFACE
cairo.HAS_USER_FONT
API Changes:
  • Surface.mark_dirty: no longer accepts keyword arguments with default values.
  • PycairoPattern_FromPattern (C API): has a new ‘base’ argument - to fix #fdo-18947.
Other Changes:
Allow unknown cairo Pattern/Surface types to use the pycairo base Pattern/Surface type.

1.6.4 - 2008-08-18

General changes:
Pycairo 1.6.4 requires cairo 1.6.4 (or later).
requires Python 2.5 (or later).
Bug fixes:
#fdo-16112: Fix win32 ‘python setup.py ...’ build – use double quotes
New Methods:
Context.has_current_point
Context.path_extents
ImageSurface.format_stride_for_width
PSSurface.get_eps
PSSurface.set_eps
PSSurface.ps_level_to_string
PSSurface.restrict_to_level
Surface.copy_page
Surface.show_page
New Constants:
cairo.PS_LEVEL_2, cairo.PS_LEVEL_3
Other changes:

test/pygame-test1.py, test/pygame-test2.py : pygame tests

examples/cairo_snippets/snippets/ellipse.py : Update so line-width is a constant width in device-space not user-space

1.4.12 - 2007-12-13

General changes:
Pycairo 1.4.12 requires cairo 1.4.12 (or later). requires Python 2.4 (or later).
Bug fixes:
  • #fdo-10006: update autogen.sh to support automake >= 1.10
  • #fdo-13460: use python-config to get python includes
Other changes:
  • allow cairo.Context to be subclassed
  • create a ‘doc’ subdirectory and start a FAQ file

1.4.0 - 2007-03-14

General changes:
Pycairo 1.4.0 requires cairo 1.4.0 (or later).
New methods:
Context.clip_extents
Context.copy_clip_rectangles
Context.get_dash
Context.get_dash_count
Context.get_scaled_font
Context.glyph_extents
Context.glyph_path
Context.show_glyphs
LinearGradient.get_linear_points
RadialGradient.get_radial_circles
SolidPattern.get_rgba
SurfacePattern.get_surface
Deleted methods:
ImageSurface.create_for_array Remove Numeric Python support, since Numeric has been made obsolete by numpy, and numpy data can be read using ImageSurface.create_for_data.
Other changes:
the module cairo.gtk has been removed (pygtk 2.7.0 onwards has cairo support built in).

1.2.6 - 2006-11-27

  • Pycairo 1.2.6 requires cairo 1.2.6 (or later).
  • mingw32 compiler fixes (Cedric Gustin)
  • setup.py improvements (Cedric Gustin)
  • ImageSurface.get_data() new method added ImageSurface.get_data_as_rgba() method removed

1.2.2 - 2006-08-21

  • Pycairo requires cairo 1.2.2 (or later).
  • setup.py has been updated to allow installation by executing $ python setup.py install
  • examples/cairo_snippets/snippets/gradient_mask.py A new example to demonstrate pattern masks.
  • The cairo.svg module has been removed because:
    1. Cairo does not include SVG parsing, so this module does not belong in pycairo.
    2. libsvg-cairo (the underlying C library) is unmaintained.

1.2.0 - 2006-07-03

General changes:
Pycairo has been updated to work with cairo 1.2.0.
New methods:
Surface.set_fallback_resolution
Surface_get_content
ImageSurface_get_format
Image_surface_get_stride
Deleted methods:
PDFSurface.set_dpi, PSSurface.set_dpi, SVGSurface.set_dpi
  • replaced by Surface.set_fallback_resolution
Other changes:
cairo.FORMAT_RGB16_565 added

1.1.6 - 2006-05-29

General changes:
Pycairo has been updated to work with cairo 1.1.6.
New objects:
SVGSurface
New methods:
Context.get_group_target
Context.new_sub_path
Context.pop_group
Context.pop_group_to_source
Context.push_group
Context.push_group_with_content
FontOptions.get_antialias
FontOptions.get_hint_metrics
FontOptions.get_hint_style
FontOptions.get_subpixel_order
FontOptions.set_antialias
FontOptions.set_hint_metrics
FontOptions.set_hint_style
FontOptions.set_subpixel_order
PDFSurface.set_size
PSSurface.dsc_begin_page_setup
PSSurface.dsc_begin_setup
PSSurface.dsc_comment
PSSurface.set_size
ScaledFont.get_font_face
ScaledFont.text_extents
Surface.get_device_offset
XlibSurface.get_depth
Updated methods:

PDFSurface()/PSSurface() - can now write to file-like objects (like StringIO).

surface.write_to_png() and ImageSurface.create_from_png() can now write to file-like objects (like StringIO).

select_font_face, show_text, text_extents and text_path now accept unicode objects.

Other changes:
misc bug fixes.
New examples:
examples/cairo_snippets/snippets_svg.py
examples/cairo_snippets/snippets/ellipse.py
examples/cairo_snippets/snippets/group.py
examples/svg/svgconvert.py

1.0.2 - 2005-10-11

General changes:
Pycairo has been updated to work with cairo 1.0.2.
New cairo functions supported:
cairo.ImageSurface.create_for_data()
Updated functions:
ctx.set_source_rgba (r, g, b, a=1.0) now supports a default alpha argument
Other changes:
cairo.Matrix now supports the Python sequence protocol, so you can do: xx, yx, xy, yy, x0, y0 = matrix

1.0.0 - 2005-08-31

General changes:
Pycairo has been updated to work with cairo 1.0.0.
New cairo functions supported:
cairo.cairo_version()
cairo.cairo_version_string()
PSSurface.set_dpi()
Patterns are now implemented in a class hierarchy, the new constructors are:
cairo.SolidPattern (r, g, b, a=1.0)
cairo.SurfacePattern (surface)
cairo.LinearGradient (x0, y0, x1, y1)
cairo.RadialGradient (cx0, cy0, radius0, cx1, cy1, radius1)
Updated functions:
Surface.write_to_png() now accepts a file object as well as a filename
Updated examples:
The gtk examples now work with pygtk >= 2.7.0 without requiring the cairo.gtk module
Bug Fixes:
fix “initializer element is not constant” compiler warnings

0.9.0 - 2005-08-10

General changes:
Pycairo has been updated to work with cairo 0.9.0.
New cairo functions supported:
cairo_get_antialias
cairo_set_antialias
cairo_surface_mark_dirty_rectangle
cairo_surface_flush
Bug Fixes:
  • double buffering now works with the cairo.gtk module

0.6.0 - 2005-08-01

This version has many changes which update Pycairo to the new cairo API. The change list is not duplicated here, instead see the cairo/NEWS file for full details of all these API changes.

Pycairo method names that were different from the underlying cairo function names have been changed to make Pycairo more closely follow cairo and so enable the cairo documentation to be used for writing Pycairo programs. NOTES has been updated to list the differences between the C API and the Pycairo API.

Context.copy_path() has been implemented, it returns a Path instance which supports the iterator protocol.

Python 2.3 is now required.

New examples:

examples/warpedtext.py: shows usage of the Path iterator

examples/cairo_snippets/: shows many of the ‘cairo-demo/cairo_snippets’ examples

examples/gtk/png_view.py: example using cairo.ImageSurface.create_from_png()

General changes:
Pycairo has been updated to work with cairo 0.6.0, including using cairo’s new error handling scheme.
New features:

cairo.CONTENT_COLOR, cairo.ALPHA, cairo.COLOR_ALPHA have been added for working with surfaces.

A new class cairo.FontOptions has been added.

cairo.ImageSurface.create_from_png() now accepts a filename string or a file object

New wrapper functions have been added for cairo_get_font_options, cairo_set_font_options and cairo_surface_get_font_options.

0.5.1 - 2005-06-22

New features:
  • new class cairo.Win32Surface (Niki Spahiev)
  • cairo.HAS_WIN32_SURFACE, cairo.HAS_PS_SURFACE etc are defined to give access to the values from cairo-features.h
Fixes:
  • fix cairo_mask, cairo_mask_surface and cairo_stroke_preserve wrappers
  • compile properly against GTK+ 2.7 (Gustavo Carneiro)
  • other small fixes, including fixes for gcc 4.0 warnings

0.4.0 - 2005-03-10

New cairo bindings:
cairo_font_extents
Bindings removed:
cairo_font_set_transform
cairo_font_current_transform
New examples:
gtk/hangman.py
Other:
Changed version numbering to correspond directly with the Cairo version Pycairo was developed to work with. So, for example, Pycairo version 0.4.0 represents the Pycairo version that has been developed and tested with Cairo 0.4.0.

0.1.4 - 2005-01-14

The Pycairo license has changed so that it is now dual-licensed under the LGPL and the MPL, the same as Cairo itself. For details see the COPYING file as well as COPYING-LGPL-2.1 and COPYING-MPL-1.1.

New cairo bindings:
cairo_pdf_surface_create
cairo_set_target_pdf
New libsvg-cairo bindings:
svg_cairo_parse
svg_cairo_parse_buffer
svg_cairo_render
svg_cairo_get_size
Other:
  • Added –without-pygtk configure option.
  • Renamed the Pycairo API _new() functions to _wrap() to allow _new() to
  • be used for python __new__ functions.
  • New examples: svg2png.py and svgview.py.

0.1.3 - 2004-11-24

After the recent server compromise we discarded all unsigned snapshots. That left us without a pycairo snapshot.

Additionally, there were no tags in the source repository so I couldn’t recreate the 0.1.2 snapshot, so here’s a new 0.1.3 snapshot.

I apologize if I botched the version number or left something significant out of this announcement—I’m not the one who will usually be doing pycairo maintenance.

New bindings:
current_path
current_path_flat
current_font_extents
Changes:
fill_extents,stroke_extents: Remove unnecessary args and change from a method to an attribute.
Other:
Added two new examples: context-subclass.py and warpedtext.py