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Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Patch to harfbuzz for Windows XP support

From: Tony Theodore
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Patch to harfbuzz for Windows XP support
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 15:39:25 +1100

On 28/11/2012, at 8:20 AM, Gerardo Ballabio <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've recently discovered MXE and used it to build a program of mine,
> which uses the gtkmm library. When I tried the compiled executable on
> a Windows XP machine, it refused to run and popped a message box which
> complained about a missing symbol (ScriptItemizeOpenType) in some DLL.
> Googling on the symbol's name I found this post:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55494
> As explained there, ScriptItemizeOpenType is a Windows function that
> was introduced in Vista. The harfbuzz package, which is a dependency
> of pango and thus of all the gtk family, calls it, and as a result,
> any program compiled with MXE that uses gtk can't run on Windows XP.
> I tried the patch attached to the post, and it solved the problem for
> me, so you might want to add it to MXE.

Thanks Gerardo, the same issue was there in the test programs and this fixes 
it. Committed here:


Can you keep an eye on the thread above to see if there's a cleaner solution 



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