FYI: request backports for 8239091, 8238942, 8224109 and 8214481

Mario Torre neugens at
Tue Apr 7 14:05:13 UTC 2020

On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 9:27 PM Mario Torre <neugens at> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 9:05 PM Langer, Christoph
> <christoph.langer at> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Mario,
> >
> > thanks for being cautious here.
> Hi Christoph,
> > Looking at this change, however, it's hard to believe that it can have any functional effect, unless you had set your FREETYPE_PROPERTIES variable to the exact string "interpreter-version".
> Ouch, I pasted the wrong bug ID before!! The patch I want to retire is
> this (and sorry for the noise!):
> While I still want to keep the others: 8224109, 8238942 and 8239091.
> The FT_LOAD_NO_HINTING change is the problem for me. In some fonts and
> with fractional metrics enabled it causes the rendering to be very
> blurry. I do remember this to be the case in 8 or 7 at some point and
> then it was finally fixed, so this change is a regression for me, this
> is most likely tied to freetype but I don't understand why it's not
> happening in 14+ with all the same code and compiled the same way, so
> clearly I'm missing a patch somewhere and I would like to figure out
> which one.
> > Shall I withdraw the approval flags or do you just need a bit of time for further testing?
> Yes, I think I'll take another day or two to test. I have built the
> jdk with the default settings. I thought that the FREETYPE_PROPERTIES
> thing was responsible at first but I didn't change this and is not set
> in my build, but I'll need to do some more testing. I do remember we
> had a couple of changes related to this as well as changes specific to
> fractional metrics, but the code is actually the same at this stage
> between 15-dev and 11-dev.

I think this is a regression in 15-dev too. I'll follow up on the
2d-dev about this. For now I confirm to backport only 8224109, 8238942
and 8239091 then. Should I remove the jdk11u-fix-request flag?


Mario Torre
Associate Manager, Software Engineering
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