Freetype enabled in, yes still not used

Philip Race philip.race at
Thu Dec 15 16:43:37 UTC 2016

Ditto to what Erik said. If you aren't using freetype
with an openjdk build your UI won't (can't!) start.


On 12/15/16, 4:28 AM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> Hello,
> Your attached png files are automatically filtered by the mailing list 
> server so I can't see them. You will need to host them somewhere and 
> link if we are to see them.
> AFAIK, we can't build OpenJDK on Linux without freetype so the claim 
> that freetype is not used seems weird. I know for sure that it's used 
> at build time at least. For questions on how the graphics works, I 
> think 2d-dev is the correct mailing list. I think that's where you 
> need to continue your investigation.
> /Erik
> On 2016-12-15 13:10, Artur Rataj wrote:
>> Hello.
>> The default OpenJDK in Ubuntu does not seem to use Freetype (see the
>> attached a.png, b.png). Yet I know that it is possible that OpenJDK uses
>> freetype because Android Studio is distributed with one (see c.png).
>> I want Freetype, and thus I attempted to compile the newest stable 
>> OpenJDK
>> from source.
>> bash ./configure --with-freetype=../freetype 
>> --with-cups=/usr/include/cups
>> --with-x=/usr/include/X11/extensions --with-jvm-variants=server
>> --with-target-bits=64 --with-debug-level=release`
>> checking if we can compile and link with freetype... yes
>> checking if we should bundle freetype... yes
>> A simple test of running Netbeans with the resulting JDK shows, that
>> freetype is still not used, though. The same Netbeans ran using the 
>> Android
>> Studio-provided JDK does use Freetype (again, c.png).
>> I would thus like to ask you how to build OpenJDK so that it actually 
>> uses
>> Freetype by default?
>> Best regards,
>> Artur

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