[cairo] Building Cairo and Pango on OSX and/or Windows

Travis Griggs tgriggs at cincom.com
Wed Jun 30 10:13:46 PDT 2010

A year or so ago, I posted instructions on how to build Cairo for  
Windows and OSX. Unfortunately, these don't work very well if you want  
to use them with a prebuilt binary of Pango you've downloaded from  
somewhere else. The windows build is somewhat fragile as well, being  
susceptible to changes in zlib and libpng.

So I'm experimenting with building a Cairo/Pango stack using jhbuild.  
I know this isn't a jhbuild list, but I'm having trouble posting to  
either the gtk-osx mailing list or their SF forum. I'm curious what  
wisdom or help any of the Cairo/Pango developers can share with me. I  
don't really want/need to build all of gtk, just Pango and Cairo. Can  
I easily use jhbuild to do that? I'd like to build on both platforms  
without fc/ft enabled. Where do I look to tweak that? Is it even  
doable, since obviously fc/ft are a pretty basic part of gtk in general.

Thanks to anyone who can help. I'm irc.freenode.net#cairo usually as  

Travis Griggs
tgriggs at cincom.com
"The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when  
he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself." - 
Archibald MacLeish, poet and librarian

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