making cairo mandatory in vcl
caolanm at redhat.com
Thu Nov 19 01:23:57 PST 2015
On Mon, 2015-11-16 at 10:53 +0100, Riccardo Magliocchetti wrote:
> Il 16/11/2015 10:37, Caolán McNamara ha scritto:
> > On Sat, 2015-11-14 at 17:00 +0100, Riccardo Magliocchetti wrote:
> > > Hi Caolàn, all,
> > >
> > > in  and  you made cairo mandatory for *nix platforms. This
> > > breaks
> > > --without-x but that's no big deal, i'll add some specific
> > > ifdefery.
> > > I have a couple of questions:
> > > - is there a plan to kill non cairo rendering?
> > I'd like to yes. The non-cairo text rendering is only used in the
> > svp path at the moment. i.e. basically I'd move the gtk3 use of
> > cairo text rendering down to svp and have it for all svp using
> > platforms, allowing a big piece of code to be deleted and have one
> > text-rendering path instead of two there.
> Removing that code would make things a bit difficult for --without-x.
How does this make things difficult for without-X. It just replaces the
existing headless text renderer with one based on cairo ?
> If you have cairo, are there any case where you don't want the cairo
The android case maybe is one, where we just build enough of
LibreOffice to render documents to create a viewer, but not a full
blown presentation thing. But i don't have any particular options on
the cairo canvas thing at this point.
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