ports/119906: [PATCH] LCD filtering for print/freetype2 and
mezz7 at cox.net
Wed Jan 23 11:30:16 PST 2008
On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 00:05:05 -0600, <zaa at zaa.pp.ru> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 12:12:43AM +0000, mezz at FreeBSD.org wrote:
>> We normal don't want to maintain any unoffical patches on our own
>> unless we
>> have to. After looked at a few of bugzilla and mailing list, it's not
>> ready and they are still tweaking. These libraries are maintaining very
>> by upstream, so when patches are ready and these will be in the release
> Actually, as far as I understood David Turner <david <at> freetype.org>
> said that Microsoft has several patents covering the ClearType
> so it is very unlikely that the patches will be included into freetype2,
Actually, the LCD filtering is already in freetype2 2.3.x, but it is
disabled by default if you read in your own patch and links that you have
provided. :-) We shouldn't have any problem to add this option in
> libXft, cairo, etc. For example, Ubuntu developers maintain the pathes on
> their own for quite a while.
As for the libXft and cairo, so far from what I have read in bugzilla and
mailing list. They are still discuss on how to add in libXft and cairo in
better way. As for the fontconfig, it's already in the SVN (from comment
in bugzilla, 2008-01-22 16:20:04 PST). See here:
The LCD filtering stuff are coming. :-) In MC CVS, we have fontconfig 2.5
(will be 2.6 later) so I guess it will be coming with GNOME 2.22.
> Anyway, thank you for consideration and all the best to FreeBSD project.
No problem, if you still want to add LCD filtering option in freetype2, I
will be happy to add it. It won't works until other libraries have LCD
filtering option, right? If so, then I guess we can wait.
mezz7 at cox.net - mezz at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD GNOME Team - FreeBSD Multimedia Hat (ports, not src)
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