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Re: No font when launching a test app

From: Alexander Malmberg
Subject: Re: No font when launching a test app
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 21:41:13 +0200

Nicolas Girard wrote:
> I decided to follow the FAQ by using the art backend. I did a first
> attempt to do a
>    configure --enable-graphics=art && make
> which failed because of some changes in libfreetype2 (I use version
> 2.1.3).
> I googled a little and learned that FTC_ImageDesc has been replaced
> by FTC_ImageTypeRec.
> I had to modify gnustep-back-0.8.6/Source/art/ftfont.m as a
> consequence ; you'll find a diff at the end of this message.

Thanks, but there have a couple of patches floating around already; see for more information
about it.

> Then I succeeded in compiling gnustep-back for the use of the art backend,
> removed the font cache once again and ran font_cacher.

back-art uses .nfonts and not font_cacher, so running it has no effect.

> Now, when i launch my sample NSApplication, i get a *black* window (vs
> white before), still containing nothing but a grey button. The progress is
> in the fact that there's now 'OK' written in light grey (hardly unreadable) in
> the button...

Which sample app is this? If it runs and displays text, things are
probably working. I suggest testing a real app.

- Alexander Malmberg

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