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Re: Newbie problem with fonts

From: Diptansu Das
Subject: Re: Newbie problem with fonts
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:04:29 -0700 (PDT)

Yeah, I did have problems installing gnustep on
Cygwin. My system is -- WinXP, wth Cygwin installed.
All of the latest stable packages were used. I
installed the gcc-objc packages, the gcc-mingw support
packages for objc development, and the libfreetype and
libart libraries using the Cygwin setup installer. 

Then i downloaded the ffcall, gnustep-objc, and all
core source bundles. first i configured, make-ed and
installed ffcall. To compile the gnustep-core
libraries i used these options:
--with-ffi-library=/usr/local/lib --libdir=/usr/lib

gnustep-make had to be compiled twice, because the
first time it didnt find the objc.dll . The GNUstep.sh
setup script nedds to be executed for the system to
find the objc.dll . After the shell script was
executed, I recompiled and reinstalled gnustep-make. 

Next base, and gui libraries were compiled and
installed. I didnt have any problems with these.

for gnustep-back, I used a couple of more options in
addition to the ones above: --enable-server=x11 and

I had to download the ArtsResources bundle to install
the fonts. 

With this setup, I still couldnt see any fonts the
first time. Applications were starting up nicely and
windows wre being displayed -- everything except the
fonts. Then after a couple of hours of playing with
it, the fonts suddenly started appearing. A couple of
days later i downloaded the latest CVS snapshot of
make and installed it, and thats when the fonts again
disappeared. I remade the stable core packages I had
and reinstalled, but the fonts still dont appear

Hope this answers your questions.


--- Fred Kiefer <address@hidden> wrote:
> Diptansu Das wrote:
> >   I have become intersted in the GNUstep
> environment,
> > so I installed it in a Cygwin environment sometime
> > back. I have installed make, base, gui and back,
> along
> > with gnustep-objc and ffcall. I wanted to use
> libart
> > as the backend. Everything compiles nicely, but
> when i
> > start even simple applications like the Calculator
> in
> > gnustep-examples, I don't see any letters. Even
> the
> > menu doesnt have any letters on it. I installed
> fonts
> > from a package posted by Alexander Malmberg. After
> > twiddling with it for hrs, donts suddenly
> appeared,
> > for no apparent reason. 
> >   However, today I wanted to recompile the latest
> > snapshot of gnustep-make, and after i recompiled
> > everything, the fonts have again disappeared... I
> > reinstalled all the fonts as I had done before,
> but
> > nothing happens....
> > 
> >   I wonder if anybody can help me on this? I used
> > --prefix=/usr/local/GNUstep as a configuration
> option
> > for all packages. Could this be a problem? The
> font
> > files are being written onto
> > /usr/local/GNUstep/Local/Library/Fonts/ .
> > 
> I cannot comment on your specific problem, but could
> you please explain 
> the environment you are running GNUstep in a bit?
> Looks like you have 
> got some sort of Windows with a Cygwin on top. I am
> not even able to 
> compile any current GNUstep with Cygwin, so you must
> either have a 
> rather oldish GNUstep or worked around this.
> Now for Windows the default backend and graphics are
> win32 and winlib. 
> Do you use Cygwins X to be able to have a x11
> backend? If not, how are 
> you combining win32 with art?

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