[racket-dev] Native graphics libraries upgraded for Windows and Mac OS X (was Re: Windows GTK version conflicts with GObjectIntrospection)

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 10 07:01:07 EDT 2014

I've *finally* upgraded the native Windows and Mac OS X libraries for
the drawing stack, including GLib, Cairo, and Pango.

I've upgraded the libraries for the development version, but not for
the upcoming v6.0.1 release, because I'd like to test the new versions
for a cycle before putting them in a release. The Utah snapshot page
has builds using the new libraries:


I built all the libraries from source this time, instead of taking
Windows binaries from www.gtk.org, and so the builds use the same
version and configurations for all platforms. For example, the Mac OS X
builds now include FreeType. See "racket/src/native-libs/README.txt"
for more information.

In case there are still any Mac OS X PPC users, the minimum supported
version of Mac OS X is now 10.5 instead of 10.4. (Version 10.5 was
already the minimum version for Intel, for reasons that I can't

At Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:34:19 -0600, Matthew Flatt wrote:
> I haven't had a chance to look into this, but it's still on my list.
> At Sun, 06 Oct 2013 11:48:57 +0400, Roman Klochkov wrote:
> >  Can we upgrade GTK version in the next windows bundle?
> > Or at least GLib and GObject.

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