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Re: weird error engraving two files with 2.23.14

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: weird error engraving two files with 2.23.14
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2022 23:16:08 +0100

On Thu, Oct 13, 2022 at 1:28 PM Kevin Barry <> wrote:
> > It works great using the cairo backend!
> > I wanted to test it so I think I'll set it as default for all my scores.
> > What are the current drawbacks? There's any page in the docs about cairo?
> It looks like there was some kind of mixup adding info about cairo to
> the changes doc. I can see the doc code in this diff:
> but it looks like that merge request somehow didn't end up including
> that. I'll see about preparing a patch for it.
> To summarise what's there: it should be an improvement over ghostscript,
> but it's still experimental and doesn't implement all of the features of
> the other backends (I can't remember what, if anything, is missing).

Some PDF metadata features are missing, IIRC. Also, raw PostScript
only works if you export to PS, but not for PDF/PNG/SVG.

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