[cairo] [win32] Binaries?

Boris Popov bpopov at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 15:34:54 PDT 2005

On 8/15/05, Tor Lillqvist <tml at iki.fi> wrote:
> Daniel K. O. writes:
> > Is there a special reason to build it without freetype and png?
> Well, just for GTK+'s use of cairo those are not needed. But on the
> other hand GTK+ requires libpng anyway, and Pango includes libpangoft2
> which uses freetype. So if somebody uses cairo outside GTK+ would it
> be a small save in the number of requirements. On the other hand a
> non-GTK+ use of cairo is perhaps then more likely to want the PNG or
> PostScript backends?
> I guess only if somebody explicitly asks for it I'll build also a
> minimal cairo distribution for Win32.
I'll tell you what I need it for and let you decide if my request is worth 
your efforts :)

I'm basically planning on using cairo as a rendering platform the charting 
package instead of current gd. Its a distributable software component, so 
less dlls I include, easier it is to maintain. FreeType and PNG are 
important to have though, so that's something to consider if you're willing 
to build a standalone library.


- Boris
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