On 6 Mar, Nick Lamb wrote:
>> We should really start discussing which dependencies would be
>> acceptable to introduce. I'd really like to see gconf for
>> configuration files and freetype2 for fontrendering to get rid of
>> the X dependency and the all time sucker "standard font tool". And
>> I'd like to evaluate ORBit as alternative to the wire protocoll as
>> well as (optional) bonobo for embedding of GIMP into other
> Is it possible to push font rendering (entirely) into a plug-in and
> give that the freetype2 dependency?
Theoretically yes. However how would one without X installed switch
to the texttool as plugin.
We first have to address this item before your idea would solve the
problem. However I like this idea very much...
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