[SM-Discuss] Xfree86 4.3
Jeremy A. Kolb
jkolb at brandeis.edu
Thu Feb 27 22:57:54 EST 2003
The xft2 version that X now uses is older than the current one and doesn't
contain some of the cooler stuff. that's what i read on the osnews
comments at least.
On Thu, 27 Feb 2003, Eric Sandall wrote:
> Robin Cook said:
> > So do we still need Xft2 etc or are those now in X?
> > When will it be in devel grimoire... *grin*
> > CuZnDragon
> > Robin Cook
> The short ChangeLog (RelNotes) states:
> # The Xft library has undergone a major restructuring, and is now split
> into fontconfig (which deals with font discovery and configuration and is
> independent from X), and Xft itself (which uses fontconfig and deals with
> font rasterisation and rendering. The format of the Xft font configuration
> files has changed in an incompatible manner.
> # Support has been added to the Xft library to do rendering with the core
> X11 protocol. This allows clients using this library to render to X
> servers that don't have support for the RENDER extension.
> They don't mention whether the Xft library is independent of X (as they do
> for fontconfig), but I assume (yeah, I know) that it will work as it does
> now, using our Xft/Xft2 libraries for rendering.
> -One of Four
> a.k.a. sandalle
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