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Re: HarfBuzz is available on MS-Windows

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: HarfBuzz is available on MS-Windows
Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 06:52:47 +0300
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On June 3, 2019 6:27:40 AM GMT+03:00, "Óscar Fuentes" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >> HarfBuzz itself also depends on glib2.
> >
> > That's an optional dependency that Emacs doesn't need at all, but
> > MSYS2 folks decided to include it.  In general, Glib is needed by
> > HarfBuzz only in order to run its test suite.
> I looked at Debian and Arch Linux package descpriptions and it seems
> that glib2 is a runtime dependency for providing GObject bindings.
> HarfBuzz can be compiled without glib2, but then those bindings are
> not
> available.

AFAIK, GObject bindings are needed only for Pango, something that's unlikely to 
be useful on Windows.

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