Bug#399183: xserver-xorg: incorrectly calculates TrueType font metrics

Thomas Dickey dickey at his.com
Wed Sep 5 03:47:35 PDT 2007

On Wed, 5 Sep 2007, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:

> Tags: upstream, wontfix
> Hi.  (I'm the original author of the FreeType backend in X.Org.)
> This bug was introduced in revision 1.32 of ftfuncs.c[1] in XFree86
> CVS[2] on 19 October 2003 by David Dawes <dawes at xfree86.org>.  This
> commit was made against my opinion (as expressed on the internal
> XFree86 mailing list), and was one of the reasons why I resigned from
> XFree86.

hmm (a mailing list cite here would be useful, since the attack is too
one-sided for my tastes)

The diff appears to refer to changes by "After X-TT Project".

Perhaps you'd like to complete the discussion by giving your opinions
of the people who wrote the code.


Thomas E. Dickey

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