wine / fontforge regression
dmitry at codeweavers.com
Mon Apr 3 03:00:57 CDT 2006
"Mike McCormack" <mike at codeweavers.com> wrote:
> The problem is that it's not immediately obvious that FontForge is
> required, and most people don't have it installed.
> How about we use one of the following solutions:
> * put a warning about this in configure
> * add the prebuild .ttf files to the source package and fall back to
> those if we don't have fontforge (not many people modify the .sfd files)
> * write a wine utility to convert .sfd files to .ttf files (difficult,
> as fontforge is not LGPL licensed, but the authour might give us
It's OK that most people don't have fontforge installed, that just means
that people who can't cope with compiling from source and can't satisfy
all the required dependencies to create a working binary shouldn't do it.
They need to use a prepackaged one from a confidential source who knows
what is needed and how to resolve the dependencies.
This is a developers list after all.
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