[Mono-dev] gdiplus font rendering on a headless system

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Tue Jan 22 21:03:25 EST 2008


> > We are porting our ASP.NET app that was developed orginally on Windows
> > (well with linux as the target using mono). 
> >  
> > The web app creates PNG images on-the-fly that are comprised of other
> > bitmap sections and dynamically created text using DrawString(...).
> >  
> > My question is - what is the minimum requirements for a headless
> > server 
> This isn't possible at the moment.
> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=333283

Well, the system can be headless (X does not need to be running).

But he is going to need the libraries that libgdiplus links against.

> > to generate text using fonts? (I am not really an "X" guy - I prefer a
> > shell any day.)  This is going to be an embedded system so space is
> > crucial - I don't want a full fledge X server. So I would need Cairo,
> > FreeType and ??? The error below is from our non-X install.

You do not need the X server, but you will need some of the X client


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