Pixman 0.31.2 To Bring Performance Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 4 November 2013 at 05:23 AM EST. Add A Comment
The Pixman low-level pixel manipulation library is nearing its 0.31.2 release. Pixman 0.31.2 is now up to a release candidate state and with it comes some performance optimizations.

Søren Sandmann announced the Pixman 0.31.2 Release Candidate on Saturday via xorg-announce. With Pixman 0.31.2 there are performance improvements to bilinear scaling and a "large number" of bug-fixes.

The Pixman library is used optionally as a software-based Weston back-end and is also used a great deal by the Cairo graphics library and the X.Org Server.
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