[PATCH libXfont] Fix build with --disable-builtins

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Fri Jul 9 11:23:18 PDT 2010

Vignatti Tiago (Nokia-MS/Helsinki) wrote:
> I'd conceptually (protocol wise) we want builtins, right? So it doesn't make
> sense to disables it.

The protocol requires the "fixed" and "cursor" fonts.   The protocol does not
require any specific format for those fonts nor any specific backend for them.

Currently, most builds get them via the builtin option, but the pcf backend
worked for decades before that and still does if you disable-builtins and make
sure the fixed & cursor pcf files are somewhere in your font path.

You could also use the freetype backend, with the XFree86 Cursor Type1 font
and a suitable monospace font in a format freetype can handle.  (Which I
think includes pcf if we ever wanted to dump libXfont/bitmap/*.c and just
use freetype for everything.)

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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