[cairo] Success with Cairo on Win9x

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Tue Feb 6 12:08:57 PST 2007

On 2/6/07, Brian Palmer <brianp at sginet.com> wrote:
> 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
> no
> >>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.

How do you use the font APIs?  Do they work?

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

Can you show us a patch?

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