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Re: [ft-devel] Time for a new FreeType release

From: Vincent Torri
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Time for a new FreeType release
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2018 06:04:32 +0200

On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 1:23 AM, Nikolaus Waxweiler <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Theoretically yes.  However, relying on `FT_CHAR_BIT' is not as reliable as 
>> using the `SIZEOF_INT' and `SIZEOF_LONG' autoconf tests.
> Hm. So to unify this, I'd have to use a generic "FT_SIZEOF_LONG == (64
> / FT_CHAR_BIT)" and replace the line wholesale while configureing with
> CMake or Autoconf.

note that on Windows, a long int is always 4 bytes long, contrary to
unix where it depends on the architecture.

Vincent Torri

> Please have a look at
> Attached is a patch that cleans up quite a bit.
> The main differences are that the Autotools build produces 300-400 KB
> smaller shared objects and making a source package will not include
> the reference and obviously the generated Autotools files. A `refdoc`
> and `devel` target are also still missing, as does a pkg-config file.
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