Re: gcc2.95, libttf2, xfree86, and Alpha
>> * Modify this extension's build procedure, on Alpha, to not use
>> optimization. We certainly don't want to compile the entire X server
>> without optimization.
Branden, I suggest you take this approach. Unfortunately, this will
significantly slow down the speed of the rasteriser.
I guess something like the following (untested!) in
xc/lib/font/Imakefile should do the trick:
CDEBUGFLAGS = /**/
>> * Build X with gcc-3.0. I have built the latest experimental
>> XFree86 4.2 packages with gcc-3.0 and they do fix this problem, and
>> seem to work OK.
Unless I'm mistaken, upstream do not officially support anything later
than 2.95 yet. While upstream would be keen to get some wide-scale
testing with GCC 3, I do not recommend this approach in testing; it's
more of something that should be done in unstable.
>> * Get X to switch to freetype 2 (libfreetype6 on Debian). This is
>> a non-trivial change, as the API was completely rewritten.
I'm glad you asked ;-) This will hopefully happen in XFree86 4.3.0.
If you're willing to do some testing, please see
If you're following upstream CVS, you will only need the main tarball.