[Bug 512615] Re: fonts are incorrectly rendered due to not using system cairo

Alexander Sack asac at ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 11 13:23:08 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 07:03:39PM -0000, Tom Jaeger wrote:
> Alexander Sack wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 07, 2010 at 03:55:29PM -0000, Yuri Khan wrote:
> >> Alexander Sack  wrote on 2010-02-04:
> >>> This has highest priority ... but we prefer this getting fixed
> >>> upstream rather than running our own patches or even system cairo
> >>> again
> >> What are the negative consequences of building with system cairo?
> >>
> > 
> > 
> > major potential issues with security updates ... up to the points
> > where we need to revert from system to non-system cairo in a security
> > update ... hence we must keep this visible and fix for real or get
> > mozilla to not bump cairo requirements in security updates.
> I guess I don't really understand what you expect to happen between now
> and beta1.  The chances of an lcd filtering patch landing in cairo
> master in this timeframe is minuscule and even if it did, there'd be
> hardly enough time for testing.  So we're limited to the patch that is
> out there right now.  I only see four options:

the lcd issue is not the main issue here. the upstrema bug link is
wrong. the main issue we need to first fix is to get ffox honour your
hinting style at all ... once that is done we can discuss details like
the lcd patch etc.

 - Alexander

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** Tags added: patch

fonts are incorrectly rendered due to not using system cairo
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