[Xorg] The continuing misadventures of freetype-cthulhu

Adam Jackson ajax at nwnk.net
Mon Aug 2 14:54:22 PDT 2004

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On Monday 02 August 2004 13:55, Egbert Eich wrote:
> Adam Jackson writes:
>  > http://freedesktop.org/~ajax/ft2.1.8-badness.png
>  >
>  > 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.
> OK, looks like a problem.
> How did you compile the code? With freetype 2.1.8 or freetype 2.1.7?
> It looks like there may be a binary compatibility problem between the
> two versions.

Firefox was built against 2.1.4, apparently.  This is the minimum gentoo's 
xorg-x11 package requires, odd in light of the 2.1.7 requirement for 6.7.0 
I've heard mentioned here...

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