[RFC] backport opentype font support from openjdk6 to icedtea6 1.9

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Thu Dec 9 09:41:03 PST 2010

On 08/10/2010 10:20 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> On 09:38 Tue 10 Aug     , Omair Majid wrote:
>> On 08/10/2010 05:43 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>>> On 22:55 Mon 09 Aug     , Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>>>> On 10:09 Mon 09 Aug     , Omair Majid wrote:
>>>>> I would like to backport OpenType font support from OpenJDK6 to
>>>>> Icedtea6-1.9. Patches corresponding to the following two changesets will
>>>>> need to be added to icedtea6:
>>>>> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk6/jdk6/jdk/rev/b577c70564b8
>>>>> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk6/jdk6/jdk/rev/acb763ebef95
>>>> Sounds sensible.  Please note that patches for 1.9 require approval on
>>>> the list before commit.  I presume you are also going to commit this to
>>>> HEAD as well.
> I'd prefer it went in ASAP so it could receive testing.  My
> trepidation with respect to 1.9 is that it hasn't really received much
> testing so far.  It sounds like a sensible fix to basically just
> remove some code that is preventing FreeType being fully used.
> However, I'd rather we tried it in HEAD for a bit first, and then
> thought about adding it to the release branches if no issues arise.
> We also don't know what the timeline is for b21.  This is already
> supported by the icedtea6-hg branch so the patch can simply be dropped
> again from there.

It has been about 4 months with this patch[1] in icedtea6 (mercurial) 
and openjdk6 (mercurial), but not in any of the releases. I dont see any 
signs of b21 on the horizon either :(

>>>> Does this fix any bugs in the IcedTea or Red Hat bugzilla as well?
>> Yes, it fixes https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=525870. Not
>> completely - x11 native fonts are still not supported - but it does make
>> Java report many more fonts on the system

This bug is still unresolved as of now. I would like to get this patch 
into a release if possible. Okay to backport to 1.9?


[1] http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea6/rev/c73c4672031a

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