Removing freetype routines and the freetype dependency.

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MatthewTurk
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yt
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yt_analysis
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yt
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  1. MattT
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Description

In an effort to slim down the installation size, as well as remove unnecessary routines, this PR removed FreeType2 and the routines that use it directly.

I have two concerns:

1) This means an additional system-level package has to be installed for Matplotlib, which may not universally be the case. 2) There may be a handful of people out there who use this on a regular basis.

Comments (2)

  1. MattT author

    On a clean Ubuntu, without adding additional items to the "apt-get" instruction, this actually fails. Perhaps a better solution would be to remove the routines and the compile-time dependency, but leave the freetype installation as optional in the install script.