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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 17:17:18 +1000

On 17 Jun 2014, at 16:05, Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:

> Since FreeType version 2.5.3, the library can optionally depend on
> HarfBuzz, improving its auto-hinter a lot.  This is a chicken-and-egg
> problem, and it essentially means that after installing HarfBuzz you
> should re-install FreeType so that its configure script can pick up
> the HarfBuzz dependency automatically.
> What's the proper command to re-install FreeType within MXE?

Changing (or `touch`ing) the `src/freetype.mk` file is the easiest way to 
trigger a rebuild.

> PS: A better solution could be to make MXE do this automatically…

How about something like renaming the current package to (say) 
freetype-bootsrap and creating a new freetype package that shares all the base 
variables and build rules, with the harfbuzz dependency added? Are the headers 
and libs named differently when built with harfbuzz?



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