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

Shixin Zeng zeng.shixin at gmail.com
Wed Jun 30 11:02:41 PDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Travis Griggs <tgriggs at cincom.com> wrote:
> 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 well.
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I have a project Gnome4Win[0] with the ambition to build gnome on
windows with MSVC, and I've already compiled the whole gtk+ stack and
evince to test libraries. It's still working on progress and some
libraries are not updated, and more manpowers are strongly needed.


Best Regards

Shixin Zeng

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