encumbrances update

Phil Race Phil.Race at Sun.COM
Tue Jul 31 22:32:46 UTC 2007

Dalibor Topic wrote:
> 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?

I think that's right. Thursday the bits are built and sanity checked.
Friday they get pushed out.

BTW in answer to Ted Neward: I am not sure if the svn repository
will be updated before then. I don't know the details of that.

>> 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?

Yes, I am guessing here .. and that's my guess/hope. We seem to
be on a two week build cycle at the moment.


> cheers,
> dalibor topic

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