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