[fpc-pascal] Using Cairo lib on Linux without X

David W Noon david.w.noon at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 7 21:37:19 CEST 2015


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On Tue, 7 Apr 2015 22:13:51 +0300, Juha Manninen
(juha.manninen62 at gmail.com) wrote about "[fpc-pascal] Using Cairo lib
on Linux without X" (in
<CAPN1EhAK6YF2+AJ1To4qD064cr5+UXq14MFeUncwCM_2K=XaZQ at mail.gmail.com>):

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> Cairo is advertized to support multiple output devices, including
> X Window, image buffers, PostScript, PDF, and SVG file output. I
> understand it means that X Window is required only for the X Window
> backend. PDF or SVG backends should not require X Window.

If you build the library from source, you can select various output
streams during the configure script.  We Gentoo users have that choice
since we build almost everything from source with configuration flags
to drive the configure script.

> However on my Linux Mint 17 libcairo has a dependency for
> libX11.so.6.

That's because the Mint people have configured it for X11.
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Regards,

Dave  [RLU #314465]
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