[Xorg] CVS HEAD -- ftfuncs.c:931: error: structure has no membernamed `find_sbit_image'

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Fri Jul 30 10:05:26 PDT 2004

Around 13 o'clock on Jul 30, Roland Mainz wrote:

> So you think it's acceptable to slap the users in asia into the face or
> what ? Those users get a font loading performance which is *NOT*
> acceptable if that code gets removed again.

No, we think it's acceptable to let users build the system in a variety of
environments, especially environments which are prevalent in the
environment today.  

People stuck with core-font based applications in asian environments would
be encouraged to either switch to FreeType 2.1.8 or use our included
version.  The only question is whether we should *allow* people with older
versions of FreeType to build the system the old way.

By your argument, we should be shipping custom C libraries and a custom 
operating system kernel so everyone would have the benefits of the "right" 
versions of those as well.

A one-size-fits-all solution is not acceptable here; people have a variety 
of reasons for using various verisons of libraries, our job is to make 
sure our code runs in most "reasonable" environments.

This problem doesn't seem hard to fix.  Let's just get it done and move on.


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