Subject: Building without "modern" font support
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/15/2004 10:36:00
[I asked a very similar question on tech-x11, but did not crosspost]
Hi folks, this may sound a bit sarcastic, but I actually mean it serious:
In my experience it is ~impossible to get good font rendering for scalable
fonts with xsrc and pkgsrc.
On the other hand, the stupid incompatible changes in freetype/fontconfig
API/ABI of the day cause no end of pain when rebuilding pkgs.
Could we please get a /etc/mk.conf knob to force as much pkgs as possible
to build without the freetype/fontconfig nonsense?