Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:05:26 -0500 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Summary of 1.0 marketing plan/scheme/nefarious plot from IRC. On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 03:29:31PM +0100, Luca Barbato wrote: > On 11/30/12 2:27 AM, Rich Felker wrote: > > I'd go with xfce or lxde. Last I checked fvwm still didn't even have > > modern text support (using legacy X font system). BTW, supposedly the > > new HarfBuzz and other text rendering stack stuff has taken a turn in > > the direction we like. I saw an article on the redesign that claimed > > 98-99% drop in bloat for working with fonts. I mention this mainly > > because, as much as a lot of us are unhappy with FDO and related > > projects, it would be nice to support and praise when that stuff does > > move in the right direction. > > HarfBuzz isn't that strange not-quite-C++-yet-C++ franken-library? Bleh, it looks like it was converted to C++ at some point. This is a major disappointment. Add "opentype interpreter" to the list of core system components that need to be replaced... Fortunately, I think this is something that can be done in at most a couple thousand lines of C. .. WTF. On looking at it again, it seems to be C source with .cc extension on all the source files. No idea what they were thinking. I'd be interested in hearing the story on this. Rich
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