multimedia/mencoder - why do we build it without fontconfig support?

Thomas Zander thomas.e.zander at
Fri Dec 31 18:51:07 UTC 2010


my main reason (as usual) for permanently disabling features from
mplayer and mencoder is if something does not work reasonably well or
almost nobody needs it. Supporting everything that they can do (more
or less) via OPTIONS would just be a devilishly long list.
With fontconfig and mencoder, the reason was to reduce the dependency
list for those who run mencoder on a headless system, and it didn't
seem to be a problem since I can't remember a discussion about it on
the mailing list. Good that you posted that link, I don't follow this
forum regularly.
I think I could live with fontconfig being an OPTION for mencoder, as
long as it's disabled by default. Would you guys prepare a suitable
patch and get it committed, I am on vacation far away from my FreeBSD
box at the moment.

Thank you and happy new year

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