[R] freetype 2.5.1 and mono 3.2.5 (was Re: new bugs and new bundles Re: [Rd] R/Sweave/cairo/freetype bug fix.)

Hin-Tak Leung htl10 at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Nov 26 12:51:24 CET 2013

The freetype people fixed the 2nd set of issues with system fonts shipped with 
Mac OS X, and released 2.5.1 almost immediately after that. So there are
new bundles under http://sourceforge.net/projects/outmodedbonsai/files/R/ .

Just a reminder that the official R binaries for windows/mac OS X are statically 
linked with rather dated versions of freetype with a few known issues. This 
affects the cairo-based functionalities in R. So a rebuild is needed.

Most unix users should just upgrade their system's libfreetype, and 
dynamic-linking should take care of the rest.

Also the routine upgrade of mono 3.2 5. It is, as usual, slightly adapted to
run Illumina GenomeStudio and ...-like workloads on Linux and Mac OS X better.

Hin-Tak Leung wrote:
> The most up-to-date version of freetype ( have problems with at least
> two of the system fonts shipped with Mac OS X. So the "p1" in "":
> cairo-1.12.16+freetype-
> cairo-1.12.16+freetype-
> means "" + 274207eb9a0e3bb20edf30e9a62e25120d5d15e5 (the fix for one of
> the problems). There might be p2 bundles if 2.5.1 doesn't come out soon enough
> with fixes for the rest of the problems.
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/outmodedbonsai/files/R/
> Just so we are clear, if freetype have problem with a system font, fontconfig
> has problem with a system font, and cairo and R etc.
> Unix users should just upgrade. I'll get round to build R 2.15.3 (or 2.15.x) for
> windows and Mac OS X at some stage, but if somebody want to beat me to it,
> please feel free to do so.

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