[webkit-dev] Thoughts on building gdk version with internal cairo
opendarwin.org at bdash.net.nz
Thu Aug 17 01:40:18 PDT 2006
I agree that it would be preferable to use the version of Cairo
included with WebKit. It is a bit unreasonable to require testers to
install a second version of Cairo alongside, or in place of their
system version, on systems using Cairo 1.0.x (almost all distros
AFAIK). When I last looked the version of Cairo in WebKit was itself
too old to work with the GDK port, so a newer version would need to
be merged in for this to work.
On 17/08/2006, at 8:14 PM, Krzysztof Kowalczyk wrote:
> Currently gdk project builds against cairo installed on the system.
> What are people's thoughts on changing the default to build with cairo
> sources included with webcore?
> The disadvantage is that it generates a bigger binary than it would if
> cairo shared library was used.
> The advantage is that using exactly the same sources as other builds
> would make chasing down bugs & incompatibilities easier (one source of
> differences less).
> But the main reason I would like to do that is that my cutting edge
> Ubuntu 6.06 ships with cairo 1.0.4 that doesn't seem to have all
> required functionality (e.g. cairo_scaled_font_text_extents) and I'm
> rather scared upgrading a system-wide library (especially one on which
> gnome/gtk depends on) to a newer, potentially incompatible version
> (and I would rather not deal with having a second copy).
> Any thoughts?
> -- kjk
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