[BLFS Trac] #2720: Cairo-1.8.8

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Sun Jul 26 04:14:02 PDT 2009

#2720: Cairo-1.8.8
 Reporter:  randy@…                     |       Owner:  gdalziel
     Type:  task                        |      Status:  new     
 Priority:  normal                      |   Milestone:  6.5     
Component:  BOOK                        |     Version:  SVN     
 Severity:  normal                      |    Keywords:          

Comment(by gdalziel):

 I compiled Cairo last night on my pure CLI laptop, I discovered that X is
 not a requirement. However, libpng and pixman are, along with a font
 backend such as fontconfig. I shall move X to recommended and add libpng,
 pixman, and fontconfig to required. While libpng can be disabled it merely
 forces Cairo to look for another backend, and a basic requirement must be
 met. Does anyone think that libpng should be optional? While PNG can be
 replaced with SVG I think such nuances might be better suited for the

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