[cairo] Success with Cairo on Win9x

Brian Palmer brianp at sginet.com
Tue Feb 6 11:44:10 PST 2007

From: behdad.esfahbod at gmail.com [mailto:behdad.esfahbod at gmail.com] On Behalf
Of Behdad Esfahbod
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 10:36 AM

>>When trying to use FreeType on Win32, it looks like the FreeType module in
>>Cairo wants to compile in some fontconfig stuff. However, fontconfig has
>>Win32 port that I can find. Also, fontconfig seems to be totally separate
>>from the FreeType code, and unnecessary in every way on Win32, it is only
>>mixed into the same source files. To solve that problem, I just #if 
>>0...#endif'd the fontconfig code and now the FreeType module compiles on
>>Win32 without a hitch.

>Right, it compiles...  But does it work?

Yes! It compiles and works beautifully!

I see no reason for compiling in the fontconfig stuff if you only want to
use FreeType.

So what do you think about getting a separate cairo feature #define for

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