[Mageia-dev] why not disable bytecode interpreter in freetype2 ?

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Wed May 11 06:32:08 CEST 2011

On 11 May 2011 05:57, Zé <mmodem00 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In mandriva sincepatent expiration in freetype, fonts display wasnt
> smoth anymore and appeared ugly fonts, this used to exist just in
> plf..
> But since theres no patents issues pending, why not old rendering
> algorithms by default (disable bytecode interpreter),

Because upstream enables them by default, and they do know more about
their own code.

> that way fonts
> will have a better rendering and look.

Different people, different eyes, different preferences. What looks
good to you doesn't necessarily look good for the rest of the
population :)

> This is most true for guys that are used to use small fonts, for
> example im used to use Sans size 8, like its now in mageia, they dont
> look very good and also appear smaller that if using bytecode
> interpreter disabled, so to be able to have a good rendering font
> look, i always repackage freetype2.

Same as above, I think. And since you can spin your own packages so
it's not a problem for you...

> Why not Mageia start using also bytecode interpreter disabled by default?
> --

Ahmad Samir

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