[Xorg] The continuing misadventures of freetype-cthulhu
ajax at nwnk.net
Mon Aug 2 08:36:26 PDT 2004
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On Monday 02 August 2004 09:11, Egbert Eich wrote:
> Adam Jackson writes:
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> > This freetype build nonsense is no longer funny. Let's see if I've got
> > this all correct:
> > 1 - Xorg in CVS requires >=2.1.8 to build, either externally or from our
> > own copy.
> > 2 - We cannot force users to upgrade to >=2.1.8 because it has known
> > rendering issues and breaks the build of many other packages (quite the
> > stunning revelation there).
> I have asked around and noone I've asked could come up with rendering
> problems with 2.1.8. The build breaks for those packages that have used
> freetype internal defines (appearantly from a non public header). This
> defines have been renamed to bear the prefix FT.
Notice how the headlines are inconsistent. The fragments at the top of the
third headline were caused by scrolling; presumably the glyph metrics
magically changed between the first and second render passes, so firefox
didn't repaint a big enough area.
What the screenshot doesn't show is the extremely poor load time and the N
cores I generated trying to take the screenshot. Moving the freetype libs
in /usr/X11R6/lib out of my ld.so search path makes the problem go away.
- - ajax
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