[Xorg] CVS HEAD -- ftfuncs.c:931: error: structure has nomembernamed `find_sbit_image'

Roland Mainz roland.mainz at nrubsig.org
Fri Jul 30 05:44:17 PDT 2004

Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> >>>"Things slow down (a lot) for some fonts when used as core fonts" is
> >>>*far* better than "The build fails for almost all of our users."
> >>>Simply saying, "Use 2.1.8 if you want fast CJKV core fonts" seems
> >>>pretty simple to me.
> >>
> >>Seconded, FWIW.
> >
> > So you think it's acceptable to slap the users in asia into the face or
> > what ? Those users get a font loading performance which is *NOT*
> > acceptable if that code gets removed again.
> I'd suggest to let imake detect the version of the installed Freetype,
> and then disable the offending  code if the installed version is too old.

That's the option I'd like to avoid. Just think about it: The last
release (="Xorg release 6.7.0") made Freetyppe 2.1.7 _mandatory_. So why
it is a problem to make FreeType 2.1.8 mandatory (one revision newer
than the previous release "minimum" version) for the next "major"
release - "6.8.0". Otherwise we can really call it "Xorg release 6.7.1"
... =:-)

> BTW, another problem seem to be that mozilla (and thunderbird) builds
> fails against Freetype 2.1.9. I've seen that both using OpenBSD's ports
> and gentoo's portage of mozilla 1.7.1 and thunderbird 0.7. Is there a
> known workaround for that?

Not really. Someone wrote patches but they only work with FreeType
2.1.8. That's why I start to like the idea with linking the library
statically into the font code, otherwise the next FreeType2 release may
cause headache again...



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