From: Tomas Frydrych (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jul 26 2002 - 11:44:07 EDT
The current official incarnation of FriBidi, AFAIK, fully satisifies our
requirenments, and so it is no longer necessary for us to use a
patched version, or have it statically linked in our executable.
Consequently, I am planing to remove fribidi from /abi/src/other.
On *nix systems we can simply require FriBidi installed in system
directories and make/automake should check for its presence and
version (I will provide the required version info later), as should any
On other systems, notably win32, we will need to distribute a binary
version of the library; whether it should be in the main setup
package or separately can be debated, I will leave that up to the
package managers to decide. For the sake of these systems I will
create fribidi pier module so that we can add suitable build systems
to it; this module is not going to be updated very frequently, only
when major bugfixes to fribidi appear and/or we need newly
The proposed plan of action is like this:
(1) this weekend I will verify that the pristine fribidi indeed works for
us, create the pier module, and post the required version info to the
(2) The make-system maintainers will make preparations for the
transition, this involves creating build systems in the pier module
(that should not be too hard, the package is quite small; I will create
the msvc project file for it), and on *nix adding the check for system
installation of fribidi.
(3) I will then remove /abi/src/other/fribidi; I would like to do that in a
week or so.
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