[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.
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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