lcms and pisces quality [was: Re: Heads Up: JDK 7 Linux platforms moving to Fedora 9]

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Mon Dec 22 18:35:09 UTC 2008

2008/12/22 Dmitri Trembovetski <Dmitri.Trembovetski at>:
>  Hi Mark,
> Mark Wielaard wrote:
>> Hi Dmitri,
>> On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 17:00 -0800, Dmitri Trembovetski wrote:
>>> Mark Wielaard wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 14:21 -0800, Kelly O'Hair wrote:
>>>>> The JDK7 early access binary snapshot builds are built from the
>>>>> OpenJDK7 sources, plus additional files and repositories we either
>>>>> cannot or haven't opened up yet (for various reasons).
>>>> Do you have a list of these additional files and repositories? Is there
>>>> anything for which there still isn't a free replacement available?
>>>   For some of these free replacements are available in the openjdk
>>>   tree, but they aren't yet of satisfactory quality (like the
>>>   antialiasing rasterizer)
>> Do you have a list of quality improvements (or maybe test cases) that
>> are needed for these components? Do you know if someone is already
>> working on those improvements?
>  The engineers who integrated lcms and pisces rendering library
>  may pitch in (they're cc-ed), I know of a few bugs for lcms:
>  I believe there are some performance issues as well but I couldn't
>  find the bug ids.
>  Also, I know that pisces has some quality issues especially
>  with large coordinate handling. Performance as well but I couldn't
>  find any filed bugs.
>  Thanks,
>    Dmitri

6523398 is fixed by Keith Seitz's patch in IcedTea (see the discussion
on this recently on distro-pkg-dev; we need a more widespread fix so
that the system lcms can be used).  I think 6523402 has also been
discussed in the past on the java2d mailing list.
Andrew :-)

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