[Libreoffice-qa] DirectWrite deficienies holding open BZ issues

V Stuart Foote VStuart.Foote at utsa.edu
Wed Oct 4 21:50:32 UTC 2017

@Xisco, *

Notice we'd reverted a number of closings for BZ issues that are cleared by
Khaled's tweak for  tdf#112486

"...optionally not using GDI when not using OpenGL (previously we always
used GDI when OpenGL was used). I think it was wishful thinking of my
part to think the non-GDI code path is usable"

So, that has been done. And we've now restored Windows GDI font rendering
functionality for the final 5.3.7 build, and have 5.4.3 and 6.0.0 covered.

Why would we hold open all those performance and rendering issues caused by
use of  the "non-GDI" code path? We should close them to reduce the noise.

Yes going forward with either more "correctly" refactoring our  DirectWrite
Direct2D implementation or moving to FreeType everywhere,  if PDF output on
Windows can be solved, there is work on Windows font rendering to be done
but it is not tied to status of these BZ issues.

Behavior of these now resolved bugs should be checked against that rendering
rework, obviously.  But the issues should not be held open awaiting work
that may be a long time in development.

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