Proposal to deprecate CID

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Dec 6 10:41:35 PST 2006

On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 11:47:42AM +0200, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Per bug #5553[0], I'd like to see if there's any way we could manage to
> remove CID support from libXfont, and also mkcfm.  Distributing CID
> support, as mentioned there, has made both Debian, and the lawyer at
> work, quite unhappy for the indemnification clause, and for the
> 'important legal notice' bit, which seems to place a
> very-hard-to-follow, BSD-with-advertising-clause-alike, restriction on
> redistribution.
> Is there anyone out there who still uses CID?  I couldn't find any CID
> fonts in Debian[1], and I don't know that it's support we still need to
> be shipping, given the legal caveats.  If there are no objections, I'll
> push the code removal through for 7.3.

I, of course, meant 7.2.  Sorry for the typo.  I pushed this through
before RC2, anyway.

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