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Re: [ft-devel] Freetype 2.6.3 and Visual Studio versions...

From: Tom Bishop, Wenlin Institute
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Freetype 2.6.3 and Visual Studio versions...
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:16:55 -0400

We compile Freetype with VS2015 by using FreeTypeAmalgam.c, which makes it very 
easy. Unfortunately, the amalgamation is three years out of date, version 
2.4.12. Maybe it would be easier to maintain an amalgamation than to maintain 
projects for various compilers.


> On Jun 17, 2016, at 10:56 AM, Cork, Ste <address@hidden> wrote:
> Fair enough.  I was just trying to upgrade an inhouse app of ours that uses 
> Freetype the other day from VS2010 to VS2015, and although I got everything 
> compiling ok I couldn't get it to link, with various complaints about 
> mismatching versions etc and conflicting libs. After a few hours I gave up 
> and reverted everything. I'll get it done eventually, but it seems like I've 
> always got other work to do in the meantime so if I don't make progress on 
> something like that I give up on it until another day. My bad.  If I took the 
> time to really study it I could probably figure it out.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alexei Podtelezhnikov [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: Friday, June 17, 2016 9:39 AM
> To: Cork, Ste <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Freetype 2.6.3 and Visual Studio versions...
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 9:29 AM, Cork, Ste <address@hidden> wrote:
>> They’ve released VS 2012 and 2015
>> since then. Any chance of an update?
> I would appreciate your help on this because the active FreeType contributors 
> do not use VC. What concerns me is that the project files take up a lot of 
> space already while being almost identical between the VC versions. Why 
> proliferate files further if vc2010 works for
> vc2012 and vc2015? Perhaps we just need a good README that explains build 
> targets and what is needed or changed for each compiler.
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