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Re: Xft library warning?

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: Xft library warning?
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:48:26 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.2 (2017-12-15)

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 16:28:01 -0500, John W. Eaton wrote:
> If I understand correctly, we only check for Xft if X11 is present.

We currently check for Xft unconditionally, right? The comment says
"when using X11", but that looks out of date.

> How can
> we know whether X11 is not needed on OS X?  Or how can we tell whether Xft
> is not needed, regardless of whether X11 is needed?

I think we should remove the check completely (either now or eventually)
because Octave doesn't actually care about libXft at all.

AFAICT the check was added because some distributions didn't install it
as a dependency for other libraries that we do use and the build broke.

The only negative consequence of removing this check might be that
someone on some distribution may have a build failure because their
package manager isn't pulling in Xft when they should.


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