[PATCH 4/5] os: remove unused set_font_authorizations function

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Fri Jun 11 12:08:15 PDT 2010

Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Jun 2010, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>> Sorry, but set_font_authorizations is used - it's called from libXfont.
>> (Well, it's used in theory - I don't think anyone ever really used the
>> font server license/authorization checking support.)
> It used to be one of the nuisances in installing Oracle was the Sun
> licensed fonts, which wouldn't display in arbitrary places.  Where was
> that check made?

I have no idea - I didn't know there was such a problem.   Are you sure
it was a license issue and not our former proprietary F3 font format or
the Adobe DPS/XATM postscript font handling?

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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