[Buildroot] [PATCH] freetype: Add config option for bzip2 compressed font support

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Tue Feb 3 15:59:26 UTC 2015

>>>>> "Arnout" == Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> writes:


>>> So unless you can show me a use case where it makes a real impact, it's a
 >>> NACK.
 >> The menu we're using (GMenu2X) uses FreeType via SDL_ttf, not via a large 
 >> GUI toolkit. Dropping the libbzip2 dependency reduces the number of 
 >> libraries loaded from 12 to 11. I haven't benchmarked how many milliseconds 
 >> of a difference that makes in startup time.
 >> Note that the only place where bzip2 compression is actually supported by 
 >> FreeType is when opening PCF files. Disabling the feature has no effect on 
 >> support for other font formats such as TTF.

 >  Okay, let's leave it up to the Benevolent Dictator to make the call. If it's a
 > go, and the depends on is changed into a select like Maxime requested, it gets
 > my Reviewed-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout at mind.be>

Sorry - We discussed it at the Buildroot developer days, and agreed that
it it isn't worth the trouble to have an explicit option for this.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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