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Re: tracing and logging library - GSOC Project

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: tracing and logging library - GSOC Project
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 08:16:47 +0100 (CET)

> It seems according to the FreeType official website support the
> following platforms: [...]
>    - Ghostscript

This is not a platform per se.

> Further going through the codebase I also found out that following
> platforms are also supported by FreeType:
>    - Amiga
>    - Atari
>    - BeOS
>    - Mac
>    - Symbian

The above are more or less dead.  ('Mac' here means the old, non-Unix

>    - OS2
>    - OpenVMS

These two platforms are a bit less dead :-)  However, you don't have
to take special care for them.

>    - Windows

Windows is important and one of main reasons for contemplating on the
use of a logging library, since on that platform GUI programs can't
send stderr output to the console.

Note that I would like to have a fallback to stderr in case a logging
library is not available.


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