STR #3100

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STR #3100

Application:FLTK Library
Status:5 - New
Priority:1 - Request for Enhancement, e.g. asking for a feature
Scope:3 - Applies to all machines and operating systems
Subsystem:Build Files
Summary:[patch] Allow printing to be disabled
Created By:cand
Assigned To:Unassigned
Fix Version:1.4.0 (SVN: v12131)
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#1 cand
06:48 Jun 30, 2014
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#1 cand
06:48 Jun 30, 2014
Printing contributes significant size in the shared library. This patch lets it be disabled, saving 185kb off  
#2 greg.ercolano
07:49 Jul 15, 2014
Agreed, printing support seems currently intertwined in very low level
code, and pulls in a lot of overhead that many apps might not need.

I see it's implemented here as a compile time option, but perhaps
we can make it runtime configurable, e.g. w/func ptrs, or some such.
(I can envision projects that want to build multiple FLTK apps,
some might need printing, some might not)
#3 cand
05:43 Aug 21, 2014
Hm, how about a separate libfltk_print? Just like forms and images.  
#4 AlbrechtS
05:45 Sep 01, 2016
I believe that printing can be disabled in branch-1.3-porting.

Since this won't be fixed in 1.3.x, this renders this STR useless (resolved), IMHO.

Can we close this STR?
#5 cand
06:55 Sep 01, 2016
Why not move the target to 1.4, until it's confirmed it can be disabled?  
#6 AlbrechtS
16:01 Sep 01, 2016
No problem, bumped version from 1.3 to 1.4-feature, and changed priority from 2 (low) to 1 (RFE).

Note that the posted patch (fltk-no-printing.diff) was against FLTK 1.3.x and that the internals have changed a lot in FLTK 1.4.

I can see the CMake option "OPTION_PRINT_SUPPORT:BOOL=ON" that can be turned OFF to disable print support, but I can't tell how (if) this works on different platforms. I didn't find a configure option, but I didn't search hard. The above mentioned patch seems to provide a configure option, so this might complete the solution.

More investigation needed...
#7 AlbrechtS
05:02 Nov 02, 2016
Lauri, can we close this STR?

Does the CMake option work for you?
Do we still need an equivalent configure option?
#8 cand
05:14 Nov 02, 2016
I can't test anything in over a month. In general all config options are needed in both systems.  
#9 AlbrechtS
03:46 Dec 02, 2016
Fixed in Subversion repository.

Thanks to Manolo for fixing this issue in svn r12131.

Lauri, please confirm that this works / is sufficient for you, and if so, please close this STR. Thanks.
#10 cand
04:10 Dec 02, 2016
Still going to be a while, I'm afraid.  
#11 AlbrechtS
06:14 Jun 25, 2018
Just a reminder: can we now close this STR?  
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