[cairo] Breaking the dependency on libX11
bernie at codewiz.org
Mon Aug 11 23:00:40 PDT 2008
Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> That's one option. And distros can do that today. I know Debian has
> installs a version of cairo only with the directfb backend enabled. In
> the longer term, we may want to make cairo generate finergrained .so's.
> That comes at a cost though, but I'll take a look into it.
Thanks! I trust you'd take care of the packaging in Fedora too?
Open design question: how do we get pkgconfig to return a different .so
depending on what backends the client is planning to use?
One could have multiple .pc files, such as cairo.pc, cairo-image.pc,
cairo-pdf.pc, but how would we handle the various situations for people
who want just one library with all the backends?
Hmm... this solution smells too much like a kludge :-/
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