Link with ICU in documentation
wine-devel at shemesh.biz
Mon Mar 22 05:55:35 CST 2004
Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> - Where is the official place to download the ICU library for support
> of BIDI?
http://oss.software.ibm.com/icu/ is the project's home page. They have
packages for some distros, but not as many as i would like.
Also, when I have some time, there is a way to compile ICU so that it
doesn't require anything at runtime at all if it is statically linked. I
need to figure that one out and pass along to Wine packagers (except
Ove, I guess, as Debian carries ICU in its official archives).
> - Should we not have a BIDI section in documentation?
Do you vulenteer to write one?
> - Is there a place on winehq with links to extra needed downloads?
> should ICU be there 2?
I add, at some point in the past, a list of soft dependancies for Wine.
It should be somewhere in the developers docs. ICU is already there.
> Free Life
One more point I'm thinking of is to add to configure a warning for each
missing functionality detected at configure time. That is - each soft
dependancy not available at configure time will bring up a one line
warning at the end of configure, along the lines of:
Warning - ICU not detected. Compiled Wine will not support BiDi. See
Also, see http://www.winehq.org/?issue=171#More%20BiDi%20Work?
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