On Friday 07 March 2008, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:

> Instead of having all applications work around freetyp2's weird include
> macro stuff, why not complain to the freetype2 people and have them
> provide just a plain old <freetype2.h> that can be included like any other
> header file?
> Sorry for being ignorant, but I have this tendency to try to solve problems
> at their root.

FWIW, I think providing a pkgconfig file is very much a "root" solution (ditto 
$foo-config scripts, but *.pc are much simpler to write and read and have a 
unified interface).  Lots of library packages (and also some others) provide 
them nowadays which is great, and has made the things you express 
dissatisfaction with in the above as well as other similar ones pretty much 

In fact, I think VDR should also provide a *.pc file.  I ship one in Fedora's 
VDR packages, and a good deal of it would be applicable to upstream VDR too.  
Just let me know if you're interested and I'll have a look at making a 
upstreamable version of it.

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