encumbrances update

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Tue Jul 31 22:10:00 UTC 2007

Phil Race wrote:
> I just want to give a quick update on the state of one the 2D encumbrances
> to a broader audience than the 2D and font mailing lists, since the
> state of encumbrances are generally of broad interest.

Thank you for the update, Phil, it's very appreciated.

> Igor Nekrestyanov just put back into what will be b17 the first version 
> of the
> code that replaces using the T2K font rasteriser with freetype.
> This should be be out on openjdk.java.net in a few days.

I assume b17 == next Friday?

> Whilst removing the encumbrance, it does add the requirement
> that you have freetype around. That is, at this time, we
> chose not to include sources for a specific freetype since
> we think most distros will want to link against the platform one.

Great, thank you for that feature.

> And on a related note, Alexey Menkov is making changes which
> separate out the encumbered Java Sound code from the unemcumbered parts.
> This basically slims down the binary plug to just those parts that
> need to be in it, making it easier to replace. Hopefully that
> will be in an openjdk drop in about two weeks. I expect Alexey
> have more to say on this on the sound mailing lists :
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/mailman/listinfo/audio-engine-dev
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/sound-dev/

That's some very good news, too. I assume that would be b18, and I guess 
that's two weeks after b17?

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