Hello, I've just tagged the first candidate for the FreeType 2.2.0 release and invite any brave soul and distribution maintainer to try it out in order to find any problems with it.
This release candidate is intended to *not* break any desktop on not-too-old Unix distributions. By "not-too-old", I mean anything that was provided and compiled against FreeType 2.1.7 or later. We've made considerable efforts to avoid breaking any ABI compatibility from well known "rogue clients" (i.e. libraries and programs that directly peek at font engine internals, or those who use beta/experimental APIs we didn't intend to be used in production code) There are two ways to get it: - the first one is to use anonymous CVS: - the CVSROOT is :pserver:[EMAIL PROTECTED]:/sources/freetype - the module name is 'freetype2' - the tag is 'VER-2-2-0-RC1' for example, use the following command: cvs -z3 -d:pserver:[EMAIL PROTECTED]:/sources/freetype co /freetype2 you'll need to regenerate the 'configure' script by doing the following: cd freetype2 sh autogen.sh install as usual: ./configure --prefix=<yourprefix> --disable-static make make install (eventually as root) - the second one is to download the pre-packaged tarball at: http://turnerdavid.neuf.fr/freetype/freetype-2.2rc1.tar.bz2 this one already contains a valid 'configure' script for Linux systems. You may need to run 'autogen.sh' on other systems though Please report any problem you encounter. We hope you'll not find a single one, but we don't have the time to test on a wide array of distributions at the moment. We'll release new candidates as soon as we get feedback. IMPORTANT NOTE: This release breaks *sources* compatibility for any rogue client. Fortunately, these are rather rare, and we provide some patches for most of them at the following address: http://www.freetype.org/freetype2/patches/rogue-patches.html Best Regards, - David Turner - The FreeType Project (www.freetype.org) / _______________________________________________ Freetype-devel mailing list Freetypeemail@example.com http://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/freetype-devel