[BLFS Trac] #2193: Drop Xfree86 from the book

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Thu Feb 8 17:47:30 PST 2007

#2193: Drop Xfree86 from the book
 Reporter:  Ag.Hatzim    |        Owner:  randy at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  enhancement  |       Status:  assigned                  
 Priority:  normal       |    Milestone:  6.1                       
Component:  BOOK         |      Version:  SVN                       
 Severity:  normal       |   Resolution:                            
 Keywords:               |  
Changes (by randy at linuxfromscratch.org):

  * owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org => randy at linuxfromscratch.org
  * status:  new => assigned
  * summary:  Drop Xfree86 from the book. => Drop Xfree86 from the book
  * type:  task => enhancement
  * milestone:  future => 6.1


 XFree is horribly broken against FreeType >=2.2.0. Many program
 sources contain calls to:


 which are not available any longer in the API. The issue is
 discussed fully at:

 There's no patch that I can find anywhere, and there's nothing
 in the XFree86 CVS tree that addresses this. XFree86 devs at
 this point need to really consider their using a dedicated
 version of FreeType piggy-backed along in the XFree86 source
 tree. It could be the death of the project.

 I'll give them a couple of months, after that we'll be forced
 to remove XFree86 from the book.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/2193#comment:7>
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