[cairo] Breaking the dependency on libX11
bernie at codewiz.org
Tue Aug 12 01:52:41 PDT 2008
Vladimir Vukicevic wrote:
> That situation doesn't exist -- an app has to explicitly know which
> backends it intends to use, otherwise it won't end up using them.
Oh yeah... But do we expect all distros to package up all
> Figuring out how to split them would be great, but that ship may have
> sailed due to .so compat issues...
A nasty side effect would be that a program linking against
libcairo-pdf could not link against a library using libcairo-pdf.
The only clean solution seems to be separating the backends into
dynamically loadable sublibraries, but this comes with a price in
terms complexity that I wouldn't want to pay for any performance
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