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Read Me

0.  Pre-Checkin Checklist

    Performed from top of repo, default branch, head:

    [ ]  Is tag 'current' at or near head of 'vendor'?

         hg heads
         hg tags

    [ ]  Expected differences between vendor and default?  Very
         little of the original source should be modified.

         hg diff -rcurrent freetype

    [ ]  Are the 'vendor' and 'default' branch source directories
         'freetype' and not 'freetype-<version>'?

    [ ]  Examine build log and confirm zlib is detected and used:

         checking for gzsetparams in -lz... yes
         checking zlib.h usability... yes
         checking zlib.h presence... yes
         checking for zlib.h... yes

    [ ]  Check the library dependencies and version strings the built

         $ strings libfreetype.* | grep 1\\.[0-9]\\.
          inflate 1.2.8 Copyright 1995-2013 Mark Adler 
          inflate 1.2.8 Copyright 1995-2013 Mark Adler 
          inflate 1.2.8 Copyright 1995-2013 Mark Adler 

         $ ldd
        =>  (0xf7769000)
        => /lib32/ (0xf757f000)
                 /lib/ (0xf776a000)

    [ ]  Check that the shared libraries are not re-exporting other

         $ nm | grep flate
         000626a0 t inflate
         00064ea0 t inflateCopy
         000649c0 t inflateEnd
         00064a20 t inflateGetDictionary
         00064bb0 t inflateGetHeader
         000624e0 t inflateInit2_
         000625f0 t inflateInit_
         00065170 t inflateMark
         00062630 t inflatePrime
         000623c0 t inflateReset
         00062410 t inflateReset2
         00062310 t inflateResetKeep
         00064ad0 t inflateSetDictionary
         00064bf0 t inflateSync
         00064e70 t inflateSyncPoint
         00065140 t inflateUndermine
         00078e00 r inflate_copyright
         00066440 t inflate_fast
         000651c0 t inflate_table

         On Mac, we use hand-constructed symbol lists to remove the
         zlib symbols from the build .dylibs.  So be particularly
         thorough and compare *every* symbol exported by libz.a
         against what these .dylibs are exporting.

         $ nm stage/lib/release/libfreetype.dylib | grep flate
         0005bb60 t _inflate
         0005b780 t _inflateCopy
         0005b3c0 t _inflateEnd
         0005ba30 t _inflateGetDictionary
         0005b420 t _inflateGetHeader
         0005b1c0 t _inflateInit2_
         0005b290 t _inflateInit_
         0005b730 t _inflateMark
         0005b360 t _inflatePrime
         0005afc0 t _inflateReset
         0005b080 t _inflateReset2
         0005af20 t _inflateResetKeep
         0005bab0 t _inflateSetDictionary
         0005b450 t _inflateSync
         0005b6d0 t _inflateSyncPoint
         0005b700 t _inflateUndermine
         0005ed10 s _inflate_copyright
         0005a860 t _inflate_fast
         0005d670 t _inflate_table

1.  Introduction

    Simple build of freetype library from

    This repo was originally following the vendor/default branch
    strategy outlined below.  But with changeset 75760dc4a522, it
    started fetching source from external sources.  While somewhat
    interesting, a download per build probably wasn't what the
    upstream repo had intended people to do and it prevents local
    source modifications with anything other than a patch hack.

    So, with changeset d81d6f4539d8, the default branch got another
    head that is back on the vendor/branch strategy as I need to do
    some tweaks to Windows project files.  The dead head is still
    present, beware and do not use it.

2.  Modifications

    Windows project file changes to use a packaged zlib build.  Well,
    there *is* a zlib embedded in the resulting libraries and they've
    done some hacking to make it work.  Look at gzip/ftgzip.c to see
    what has been done to prevent interactions between their private
    gzip and a potential 'real usage' in an application.

    On Linux, we either accidentally or intentionally ship without the
    freetype library at all.  The result is that the viewer doesn't
    run with these shared libraries.  We build with them then revert
    (or upgrade) to system-provided libraries.  Accident or
    carelessness, VWR-28748 suggests that users are better off as a
    result.  We might want to either make this thing work well or get
    rid of it entirely and let the host provide it.  For now, we'll
    'upgrade' to what fontconfig is doing: fully-qualified .so shipped
    but the symlinks missing so that the system libraries are used by

    On Mac, we need to keep archive symbols from libz.a out of the
    built dylibs but we don't have a convenient link argument to
    implement it.  So two symbol list files were manually created from
    the debug and release libz.a files and these are handed off to the
    -unexported_symbols_list option to the linker.  These files are
    now supplied by the Darwin zlib package (libz_darwin.exp).

    The above is mostly an exercise in how to do this on Mac.  We'll
    use static libraries for now.  Easier packaging and that's the
    general direction we've been heading.

3.  Source Origin

      MD5:  b3e2b6e2f1c3e0dffa1fd2a0f848b671

4.  Package Contents

    * include/ft2build.h
    * include/freetype2/freetype/*.h
    * include/freetype2/freetype/config/*.h
    * include/freetype2/freetype/internal/*.h (some platforms)

    * lib/debug/freetype.lib
    * lib/release/freetype.lib

    * lib/debug/libfreetype.a
    * lib/release/libfreetype.a

    * lib/debug/libfreetype.a
    * lib/debug/
    * lib/debug/
    * lib/debug/
    * lib/release/libfreetype.a
    * lib/release/
    * lib/release/
    * lib/release/

5.  Known Dependencies

    This is not authoritative, it's just a reminder to followup
    with dependent packages.

    * fontconfig

    * llqtwebkit (possibly)

    * viewer


               Third-Party Library Repo Structure


We want to have a way to capture local modifications to a third-party
open-source project, such as libcurl, without needing write access to
their public repository.  We want to be able to carry forward such
modifications to newer versions of the public project.  All this
should be independent of the organizational decision as to whether
it's even desirable to try to submit our local modifications upstream.

Fortunately, the Subversion folks articulated a process years ago that
addresses this very requirement.  They call it "Vendor Branches."  The
same tactic, suitably adapted, works with Mercurial too.

The essence of the idea is that we capture and tag a particular
snapshot of the open-source project.  We develop our local
modifications to that, and the repository tip incorporates them.  But
when we want to update to a newer version of the public project, we
bring it into the repository in such a way that we can discover the
changes from the original snapshot and the new one -- and then have
Mercurial apply those deltas to the ''combined'' source.

The following material is adapted from, the Red Bean
Subversion book, but recast for Mercurial.  The Linden source for this
material is an internal wiki.  There may be superceding documentation
on the public wiki when you read this.  We recommend searching there
for updates to conventions below.  And note that each particular
library may implement variations of this scheme.

General Vendor Branch Management Procedure

Managing vendor branches generally works like this.  You create a
named branch ("vendor") to store the vendor source snapshots.  Then
you import the third party code into that branch.  Your modified
branch (named "default") is based on "vendor".  You always make your
local changes to the default branch.  With each new release of the
code you are tracking you bring it into the "vendor" branch and merge
the changes into "default", resolving whatever conflicts occur between
your local changes and the upstream changes.

Perhaps an example will help to clarify this algorithm.  We'll use a
scenario where your development team is creating a calculator program
that links against a third-party complex number arithmetic library,
libcomplex.  We'll construct a repository specifically for our
locally-modified version of that library.  To begin, we must
initialize our repository and create at least one file in our
"default" branch.

 $ hg init ourcomplex
 $ cd ourcomplex
 $ touch README.txt
 $ hg commit README.txt

Now we can create the vendor branch and do the import of the first
vendor drop.  We'll call our vendor branch "vendor", and each
successive code drop will be tagged "current".

 $ hg branch vendor
 $ tar -xjf ../libcomplex-1.0.tar.bz2
 $ mv libcomplex-1.0 libcomplex
 $ hg addremove
 $ hg commit -m "1.0 source drop"
 $ hg tag -r tip current
 $ hg tag -r current 1.0

We now have the current version of the libcomplex source code in
branch "vendor", tagged "current" and in a non-version-specific source
code subdirectory ("libcomplex").  Next, we merge it into the default
branch.  It is in the default branch that we will make our

 $ hg update default
 $ hg merge vendor
 $ hg commit -m "initial: 1.0"

We get to work customizing the libcomplex code.  Before we know it,
our modified version of libcomplex is now completely integrated into
our calculator program.

A few weeks later, the developers of libcomplex release a new version
of their library, version 1.1, which contains some features and
functionality that we really want.  We'd like to upgrade to this new
version, but without losing the customizations we made to the existing
version.  What we essentially would like to do is to replace our
current baseline version of libcomplex 1.0 with a copy of libcomplex
1.1, and then have Mercurial re-apply the custom modifications we
previously made to that library to the new version.  But we actually
approach the problem from the other direction, applying the changes
made to libcomplex between versions 1.0 and 1.1 to our modified copy
of it.

To perform this upgrade, we update our repository to our vendor
branch, and update the "current" tag with the new libcomplex 1.1
source code.  We quite literally replace the existing files with the
new files, clearing out the whole tree and exploding the libcomplex
1.1 release tarball in its place.  The goal here is to make the tip of
our vendor branch contain only the libcomplex 1.1 code, and to ensure
that all that code is under version control.  Oh, and we want to do
this with as little version control history disturbance as possible.

 $ hg update vendor
 $ rm -rf *
 $ tar -xjf ../libcomplex-1.1.tar.bz2
 $ mv libcomplex-1.1 libcomplex
 $ hg addremove -s 60
 $ # Additional 'hg add' and 'hg rm' commands if needed
 $ hg commit -m "1.1 source drop"

After unpacking the 1.1 tarball, hg status will show files with local
modifications as well as, perhaps, some unversioned or missing files.
If we did what we were supposed to do, the unversioned files are only
those new files introduced in the 1.1 release of libcomplex.  The
missing files are files that were in 1.0 but not in 1.1.  The 'hg
addremove' command deals with both, and more: the '-s 60' switch
directs Mercurial to compare added files to deleted files, recognizing
any file at least 60% similar as a move/rename.

For simple or stable libraries, the 'hg addremove' command should be
reliable.  For more complicated libraries subject to refactoring or
large gaps of time between updates (e.g. libcurl), it can get a little
lost trying to match files in the old release with files in the new
release.  Pay attention to the output of the command or better still,
do dry runs.  Files erroneously moved can be excluded with the '-X'
option and then dealt with individually with 'hg add' and 'hg rm'
commands after 'hg addremove'.  (The readme file in the curl library
should document a particularly challenging case.)

The 'addremove' process doesn't have to be perfect.  Recreating the
evolution of the upstream source tree isn't universally practical.
But we'd like to capture movement of files in the vendor branch that
are modified in the default branch.  If achieving that becomes too
tedious, then re-implementation of the default branch edit in a new
file is fine.  Just note it here for the next developer.

Finally, once our current working copy contains only the libcomplex
1.1 code, we commit the changes we made to get it looking that way.

Our current vendor branch now contains the new vendor drop.  We move
the 'current' tag to the new version (in the same way we previously
tagged the version 1.0 vendor drop), and then merge the differences
between the version 1.0 and version 1.1 into our default branch.

 $ hg tag -f -r tip current
 $ hg tag -r current 1.1
 $ hg update default
 $ hg merge vendor
 # resolve all the conflicts between their changes and our changes
 # if you will have conflicts in .hgtags, simply take *all* lines
 $ hg commit -m "update with 1.1"

Any additional work needed to get the merged library working can
now be done on the default branch.

Revision Tags

We don't currently make use of Mercurial tags in the build and release
process for 3rd-party libraries.  But we would like to establish a
convention to document update and release points.  The tags we would
like to establish are:

 * 'current' Points to a succession of vendor releases checked into
   the 'vendor' branch.  Will almost always be at or close to branch

 * '<version>' Tag on the 'vendor' branch pointing to a verbatim
   checkin of a 3rd-party's <version> release.  Example:  '7.21.1' for
   a particular version of libcurl we have used.

 * Release-type tags on the default branch aren't as useful given how
   Mercurial handles tags and how autobuild works.

Schematic of a Third-Party Repository

Below is the output of the 'hg glog' command showing a library project
going through an initial 1.0 release and an update from the vendor to
1.1.  Significant revisions in the repository lifecycle are as

 0  Creation of the repo with an initial file.
 1  1.0 code drop on branch 'vendor'
 4  Merge of 1.0 code onto branch 'default'
 5  Modifications to library we wish to keep over time.  Released.
 6  1.1 code drop on branch 'vendor'
 9  Merge of 1.1 code onto branch 'default'
10  Fixes to merge yielding production 1.1 library.  Released.

@  changeset:   10:888229641f6e
|  tag:         tip
|  user:        Monty Brandenberg <>
|  date:        Wed Oct 30 13:35:51 2013 -0400
|  summary:     Work to get 1.1 merge working.  Release.
o    changeset:   9:925ccdf09f50
|\   parent:      5:83c5775c23dc
| |  parent:      8:977001a08e48
| |  user:        Monty Brandenberg <>
| |  date:        Wed Oct 30 13:35:20 2013 -0400
| |  summary:     update with 1.1
| |
| o  changeset:   8:977001a08e48
| |  branch:      vendor
| |  user:        Monty Brandenberg <>
| |  date:        Wed Oct 30 13:33:49 2013 -0400
| |  summary:     Added tag 1.1 for changeset 5f6cb89add91
| |
| o  changeset:   7:59bce0f6d12f
| |  branch:      vendor
| |  user:        Monty Brandenberg <>
| |  date:        Wed Oct 30 13:33:41 2013 -0400
| |  summary:     Added tag current for changeset 5f6cb89add91
| |
| o  changeset:   6:5f6cb89add91
| |  branch:      vendor
| |  tag:         current
| |  tag:         1.1
| |  parent:      3:8525ad934ecd
| |  user:        Monty Brandenberg <>
| |  date:        Wed Oct 30 13:33:29 2013 -0400
| |  summary:     1.1 source drop
| |
o |  changeset:   5:83c5775c23dc
| |  tag:         1.0
| |  user:        Monty Brandenberg <>
| |  date:        Wed Oct 30 13:32:31 2013 -0400
| |  summary:     Linden-specific changes to the library.  Release
| |
o |  changeset:   4:bccb736585f4
|\|  parent:      0:400e4516c406
| |  parent:      3:8525ad934ecd
| |  user:        Monty Brandenberg <>
| |  date:        Wed Oct 30 13:31:40 2013 -0400
| |  summary:     initial:  1.0
| |
| o  changeset:   3:8525ad934ecd
| |  branch:      vendor
| |  user:        Monty Brandenberg <>
| |  date:        Wed Oct 30 13:30:21 2013 -0400
| |  summary:     Added tag 1.0 for changeset 8ac3828d03bb
| |
| o  changeset:   2:7aa1a1cb62d9
| |  branch:      vendor
| |  user:        Monty Brandenberg <>
| |  date:        Wed Oct 30 13:30:14 2013 -0400
| |  summary:     Added tag current for changeset 8ac3828d03bb
| |
| o  changeset:   1:8ac3828d03bb
|/   branch:      vendor
|    tag:         1.0
|    user:        Monty Brandenberg <>
|    date:        Wed Oct 30 13:30:09 2013 -0400
|    summary:     1.0 source drop
o  changeset:   0:400e4516c406
   user:        Monty Brandenberg <>
   date:        Wed Oct 30 13:29:16 2013 -0400
   summary:     Created repo with initial readme file

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