[RFC] backport opentype font support from openjdk6 to icedtea6 1.9
Dr Andrew John Hughes
ahughes at redhat.com
Thu Dec 9 17:00:24 PST 2010
On 12:41 Thu 09 Dec , Omair Majid wrote:
> 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 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?
Please backport to 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9 now. I think it's had enough time to soak.
See my other note on 1.10. I think we should branch for a release once the
Christmas period is over, b21 or no b21.
>  http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea6/rev/c73c4672031a
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