[Bug 379761] Re: MASTER - FF 3.5 font hinting does not honour gnome-settings

Tom Jaeger ThJaeger at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 03:34:28 UTC 2010


Sorry it took me so long to reply, here's a little bit about the history
of the patch.

The subpixel patch that ubuntu is currently using was added to cairo
master during the 1.8.0 cycle, but then dropped shortly before the
release [1], essentially because of concerns over the test suite failing
on some systems.  Ubuntu (and debian, I think) simply reverted the
revert, and have been shipping the patch in their cairo ever since,
without any issues that I know of.  There have been several attempts to
re-introduce the feature, the last one this January [2,3], but they have
never resulted in a new patch, partly because it is not clear how
upstream wants to solve this (Carl is quite unreasonable on this issue,
in my opinion).  See also the upstream bug.

The patch is very well-tested and the outcome is generally preferred to
the legacy filter, so it's hard to imagine mozilla rejecting it.

[1] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/cairo/commit/?id=5d887ad5dca5af0f8216830d1b04d08a5aba9bee
[2] http://lists.cairographics.org/archives/cairo/2010-January/018778.html
[3] http://lists.cairographics.org/archives/cairo/2010-January/018870.html
[4] http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10301

** Bug watch added: freedesktop.org Bugzilla #10301

MASTER - FF 3.5 font hinting does not honour gnome-settings
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