[Fontconfig] fontconfig 2.3.97

Behdad Esfahbod besfahbo at redhat.com
Thu Sep 7 08:48:30 PDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 00:16 -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> I've tagged release 2.3.97 this evening. 
> 779de92cb53db0d4e5c4fba244310ef9  ChangeLog-2.3.97
> c7c7a1866341d73455271ad14d8db54e  fontconfig-2.3.97.tar.gz
> Here's current bug status:
>       * 2511 [---, keithp at keithp.com] -Handle Ultra font weight name. 
> Fix available; I cannot test without font using 'ultra' name. Ross
> Burton (reporter) hasn't responded to request for info.
>       * 5360 [---, keithp at keithp.com] -Fontconfig 2.3.92 crashes KDE
>         built with fontconfig 2.1.0. 
> I can't reproduce; I'm assuming this has been fixed.
>       * 7528 [---, keithp at keithp.com] -fontconfig support to exclude
>         glyphs from fonts. 
> This is significant new functionality; I don't think it should block 2.4
> at this point.
>       * 7597 [---, keithp at keithp.com] -fc-match results in segmentation
>         fault when I try to use charset. 
> I fixed the segfault, but the ascii representation of a charset is still
> lame. Will need to be fixed as a part of 7528 probably.
>       * 7662 [---, keithp at keithp.com] -Enhance fontconfig to render
>         Microsoft fonts better. 
> Just config file suggestions.
>       * 7663 [---, keithp at keithp.com] -fonts.conf lines inverted. 
> This is the config file restructuring; I'd like to see this done before
> 2.4, but it's not going to require any code changes.
>       * 7673 [---, keithp at keithp.com] -preferred family name should be
>         used. 
> I think this one wants us to reorder the family names found in the font
> file. I'm not sure we want to do this, and it would represent a visible
> change in how fonts were presented to users. I'm inclined to 'do no
> harm' and not change what we've got at this point; we're effectively
> letting the fonts themselves choose order.
>       * 7758 [---, keithp at keithp.com] -configure finds no useful
>         libiconv, actually on Mac OS X 10.4.7. 
> I can't do this work, not having the related operating system. Someone
> with a Mac OS X box is encouraged to do this work.
> I'd be happy shipping with all of these unresolved, with the possible
> exception of 7663.


>  I'd like to know the state of that work so we can
> pick a tentative release date. I'm hoping that will be this week.

I can spend some time working on the config files next week.  James, are
you working on this already?  In the mean time, I'll try to push the
snapshot into Fedora development.

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