Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Sun Nov 13 08:54:01 CST 2005


On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 17:29:30 +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Sigh.  For now, while FreeType still have absolutely no understanding of
> the word 'compatibility', despite repeated sagas in the past,

If they're willing to change the soname later, how comes they aren't
willing to change it now? This sort of thing basically takes FreeType out
of the desktop Linux platform entirely which is a serious loss. 

If you do insist on upgrading FreeType before the versioning problem is
sorted out, could you please chuck up a website somewhere and do some kind
of 'fork' (not really a fork, just a set of easily obtained patches and an
explanatory webpage)? That way there's a better chance that other distros
will switch to this patched version instead of Debian, Red Hat, SUSE etc
all doing their own custom patches and breaking binary compatibility for
good.

thanks -mike




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