[PATCH] XWin: Fix for static libXfont use

Colin Harrison colin.harrison at virgin.net
Mon Jun 28 05:54:37 PDT 2010


Julien Cristau wrote:
> What did you test exactly?

I know this question was not directed to me, but can comment on builds for
Microsoft Windows.
AFAIK no compilers for Microsoft Windows can cope properly with weak
definitions (like those in libXfont).
There is a lot of discussion on this on the internet, but the
line-of-least-resistance, is static build libXfont for the xserver.
In my case (Xming) I therefore don't make a DLL from libXfont and put up
with binary size increase when the library is linked elsewhere.
My patch may therefore affect other Cygwin/X uses of libXfont but what else
needs serverGeneration other than the xserver?
Fixing the xserver build for Cygwin/X should be the top priority and my
patch does that (but the Cygwin/X builders may disagree?)

Colin Harrison

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