modules/freetype2/README
author Gregory Szorc <gps@mozilla.com>
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:12:19 -0700
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Bug 1186060 - Build with Visual Studio 2015 Update 1; r=ted, ehsan This commit switches Windows builds from Visual Studio 2013 to Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. Previously, Visual Studio was installed on the builders as part of the base system image. Starting with this commit, we obtain Visual Studio from a pre-generated, self-contained archive containing the executables, Windows SDK, and other support files. This means that new Windows toolchains can be installed without having to modify configuration of machines in automation! The mozconfigs for Visual Studio 2015 are a bit different from existing mozconfigs. Because it appears to be completely redundant and not necessary, the LIBPATH variable has been dropped. The order of paths in PATH, LIB, and INCLUDE has changed. The new order more accurately reflects what would be defined by vcvarsall.bat. As part of switching to Visual Studio 2015, the Universal CRT is now required. So, the 2015 mozconfigs export WIN_UCRT_REDIST_DIR to define the location to those files. The switch to Visual Studio 2015 also involves the switch from the Windows 8.1 SDK to the Windows 10 SDK. However, we still target an old version of Windows, so this hopefully shouldn't have any significant fallout. It's worth noting that switching to Visual Studio 2015 makes builds - especially PGO builds - significantly faster. Our PGO build times in automation are ~1 hour faster. Our regular builds appear to be a few minutes faster. MozReview-Commit-ID: Pa5GW8V87Q

  FreeType 2.5.5
  ==============

  Homepage: http://www.freetype.org

  FreeType is a freely available software library to render fonts.

  It  is  written  in  C,  designed to  be  small,  efficient,  highly
  customizable, and  portable while capable of  producing high-quality
  output  (glyph  images) of  most  vector  and bitmap  font  formats.

  Please   read   the  docs/CHANGES   file,   it  contains   IMPORTANT
  INFORMATION.

  Read the  files `docs/INSTALL*'  for installation  instructions; see
  the file `docs/LICENSE.TXT' for the available licenses.

  The FreeType 2 API reference is located in `docs/reference'; use the
  file   `ft2-toc.html'   as   the   top  entry   point.    Additional
  documentation is available as a separate package from our sites.  Go
  to

    http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/freetype/

  and download one of the following files.

    freetype-doc-2.5.5.tar.bz2
    freetype-doc-2.5.5.tar.gz
    ftdoc255.zip

  To view the documentation online, go to

    http://www.freetype.org/freetype2/documentation.html


  Mailing Lists
  =============

  The preferred way  of communication with the FreeType  team is using
  e-mail lists.

    general use and discussion:      freetype@nongnu.org
    engine internals, porting, etc.: freetype-devel@nongnu.org
    announcements:                   freetype-announce@nongnu.org

  The lists are moderated; see

    http://www.freetype.org/contact.html

  how to subscribe.


  Bugs
  ====

  Please submit bug reports at

    https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=freetype

  Alternatively,    you   might    report    bugs    by   e-mail    to
  `freetype-devel@nongnu.org'.   Don't  forget   to  send  a  detailed
  explanation of the problem --  there is nothing worse than receiving
  a terse message that only says `it doesn't work'.


  Enjoy!


    The FreeType Team

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Copyright 2006-2014 by
David Turner, Robert Wilhelm, and Werner Lemberg.

This  file is  part of  the FreeType  project, and  may only  be used,
modified,  and distributed  under the  terms of  the  FreeType project
license,  LICENSE.TXT.  By  continuing to  use, modify,  or distribute
this file you  indicate that you have read  the license and understand
and accept it fully.


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