Spec URL: http://kalev.fedorapeople.org/mingw-harfbuzz.spec
SRPM URL: http://kalev.fedorapeople.org/mingw-harfbuzz-0.6.0-1.fc15.src.rpm
HarfBuzz is an implementation of the OpenType Layout engine.
This package contains the MinGW Windows cross compiled HarfBuzz library.
Koji scratch build:
Kalev, do you know if this package is intended to be used by pango and/or qt in the future? I think we should try to avoid introducing more dependency bloat in the Gtk and Qt toolchain so we need to be careful with such changes. I would like to prevent introducing fontconfig and freetype as dependencies for the Gtk and Qt toolchain so perhaps we could better eliminate the freetype (and thus fontconfig) as dependency from this package (unless it brings a significant benefit for the win32 target of course). A quick look at the configure.ac file inside this package indicates that freetype (and cairo-ft) are optional.
Yes, I believe both pango and Qt are eventually supposed to switch to external harfbuzz library, instead of the bundled copy they are currently using. Last year I had the impression that pango was going to make the switch soon, but now it would appear that there isn't much going on in the pango land.
I think I'd now rather wait with importing the new package until we have at least one user. Closing the ticket.