Since 2019 there is a new patch for SDL_ttf which has already landed in master. This patch has added optional HarfBuzz dependency to SDL_ttf. It is behind a compile flag though
I wonder whether it is possible to release at least a beta version with these changes? The last release is 2.0.15 from 2019.
I appreciate any feedback on this issue.
Did you try ./configure -DTTF_USE_HARFBUZZ=1
Or maybe I misunderstood the patch …
The patch is perfectly fine and I am using it as you suggested. However, integrating it to other pipeline such as Arch repositories and similar often need having a release version number. That’s why I asked for a release, perhaps as a tar.gz or .zip file.
For reference, I just learned I can download the source of any specific commit using a like such as https://hg.libsdl.org/SDL_ttf/archive/35ce6ce66b80.tar.gz. This solves my problem. Thanks.