[cairo] compile cairo 1.0.2 mingw --enable-pdf

Jason Dorje Short jdorje at users.sf.net
Mon Jan 23 13:49:57 PST 2006

Owen Taylor wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-01-23 at 22:28 +0100, Claus Behl wrote:
>>i have a problem compiling cairo with --enable-pdf with mingw.
>>i tried
>>./configure --prefix /c/opt/cairo --enable-pdf --enable-ps
>>everything seemed to work.
>>I get some hints that pdf and ps
>>are experimental features...
> I think the problem is that --enable-pdf only enables PDF if
> the dependencies are there and mostly likely you don't have
> FreeType (and don't want FreeType). Check to see what backends
> are listed as built at the end of configure.
> PDF/PS support with Win32 native fonts is not a huge job,
> but it's a currently-undone job. (As is Win32 GDI printing
> support.)
> Regards,

Seems like a failure in the configure code.  --enable-pdf should 
configure pdf, or die trying.  --disable-pdf should disable pdf 
flat-out.  --enable-pdf=maybe (or some such) should be the default and 
should configure pdf if possible, or continue without it.


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