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Re: [ft-devel] freetype and harfbuzz (Re: Freetype-devel Digest, Vol 142

From: Hin-Tak Leung
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] freetype and harfbuzz (Re: Freetype-devel Digest, Vol 142, Issue 15)
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:53:34 +0000 (UTC)

 Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:21:45 +0100
 From: Vincent Torri <address@hidden>
 To: address@hidden
 Subject: Re: [ft-devel] freetype and harfbuzz (Re:

> as it is an installer, not often. Currently, we build a lot
 because we
 are facing some compilation problems with some packages.
 > toolchain, as mentioned in my last mail ; cross compilation
 on linux
 using mingw-w64, targetting 32 and 64 bits arch.

I cross compile freetype from linux too, for both win32/win64 and darwin (mac 
os X). Every few months. It is not that hard, once you set it up to scriptable 

For Mac OS X, I chose not to have harfbuzz as I don't strictly speaking need 
the extra functionality it offers (currently). For win32/win64, as I outlined, 
the dynamic freetype dll is linked to a static harfbuzz.

What I found tricky is not harfbuzz itself, but what it brings along: - glib, 
iconv, etc. You need to choose which you want to disable to avoid the 
maintance/upgrade burden. I actually don't build harfbuzz itself, but just take 
the win32/win64 binaries what fedora offers. I choose not to bother but keep 
notes on which binary release packages my freetype was built against.

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