Recently it's been brought up that the freetype2 dependency is not used or advertised in yt, and it adds a good chunk of time to the install script and dependencies too. This removes that dependency in the install script and the build-time need for it.
As noted in the PR itself, I'm a bit uncertain if this will cause problems, as the freetype we installed also acted to meet the dependency in matplotlib. I am fine with reverting this change if need be, to ensure smooth sailing for installing matplotlib. Could a handful of people test this out?
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A new pull request has been opened by Matthew Turk.
MatthewTurk/yt has changes to be pulled into yt_analysis/yt.
Title: Removing freetype routines and the freetype dependency.
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.
Changes to be pulled:
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