RFE: Build a static version of the STSF/Xft bridge additionally to the shared
library version. That will get rid of at least one shared library dependicy and
the applications do not need a libXft.so anymore lying around.
Alan, do we want to do it?
I believe the official Sun position is that static libraries and static linking
is akin to evil incarnate.
We definitely won't be shipping a static version in Solaris, but if someone
using the source release wanted to build a static version, it should be as
simple as adding '#define NormalLibXft YES' to xc/config/cf/host.def (assuming
building in the X tree, as we do for the Solaris version - for the standalone
version you probably need to add it to localdefines in the xftbridge directory,
but since I've never built it, I don't know how it's expected to be built).
Why the WONTFIX ?
Alan's comment provides sufficient information about how to build STSF static
libraries, so I will include it into INSTALL.TXT file. I don't feel there is
anything else that needs to be done.