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Re: cairo now default?

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: cairo now default?
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:14:41 +0100

>>>>> On Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:44:51 +0000, Colin Baxter <address@hidden> said:

>>>>> Robert Pluim <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> On Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:01:29 +0000, Colin Baxter <address@hidden> said:
    Colin> I was thinking of a rather more mundane reason. For example,
    Colin> although Debian 9.11 has the right version of the harfbuzz
    Colin> dev library, Debian 8.11 doesn't. To me, Debian 8.11 does
    Colin> seem that old.

    >> Debian stable is always pretty far behind, no? In any case, people
    >> who donʼt have the right HarfBuzz library will just end up
    >> continuing to use FLT like before, so nothing changes for them.

    Colin> But this is not the case, surely. "emacs -q" from ./configure
    Colin> --without-cairo looks different from "emacs -q" from ./configure when
    Colin> there are is harfbuzz dev lib. The user who's always just done
    Colin> ./configure will see something different.

Only if they then choose to use a font for which Xft gets things
wrong. If their existing font was fine (and not bitmapped), it will be
fine under Cairo.

Which of these two screenshots is --with-cairo, and which is without?
(both are using HarfBuzz)

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