Freetype changes

Scott James Remnant scott at
Thu Sep 20 16:01:47 BST 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 05:27 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:

> However, the rendering quality in some other situations did seem to 
> improve slightly. I'm uncomfortable with introducing this change this 
> close to beta without a full discussion of the pros and cons of the 
> change, and ideally I suspect we ought to defer it to post-UDS where we 
> can get more feedback from experts in this field. Thoughts?
Before Beta occurs to me as the perfect time to trial these kinds of
patches; since it's our first milestone that is widely used, and the
changes are simply cosmetic in appearance.

It lets us gather opinions on the changes to the look, with plenty of
time to revert or keep them before release.

I cite the "naked people" as an example of how well this can work as a
method for testing changes to the look-and-feel.

If we'd made the change at the start of the release cycle, we wouldn't
get the kind of user feedback we need until after Beta anyway.  Until
then we only get feedback from a specialised type of user.

Scott James Remnant
scott at
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