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Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] FreeType and HarfBuzz

From: Tony Theodore
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] FreeType and HarfBuzz
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:09:55 +1000

On 17 Jun 2014, at 19:03, Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:

>>> What about making MXE's `harfbuzz.mk' simply touch `freetype.mk',
>>> then directly calling `make freetype'?
>> That may cause odd issues with make’s dependency logic as it will
>> then consider harfbuzz outdated since freetype changed - it’s
>> probably better to keep explicit deps. Also, it would mean that
>> packages like qt5 and sdl_ttf won’t get the improved version with
>> harfbuzz support.
> Another idea: What about removing `freetype.mk' and `harfbuzz.mk',
> replacing it with `freetype-harfbuzz.mk' so that those libraries are
> always installed together?

I’m not sure that would solve the cairo/fontconfig dependencies, it may also be 
hard to understand down the track for someone who isn’t close to the 
interleaved build. See here:


for a bootstrap version that plays nicely with make and downstream dependents.



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