[CentOS-devel] FreeType Bytecode Interpreter

Marcus Moeller marcus.moeller at gmx.ch
Wed Nov 23 17:37:01 UTC 2011

Hi all.

>>>>> As the patents for the Bytecode interpreter has been expired [1], I
>>>>> wonder if we could build freetype '--with bytecode_interpreter' set.
>>>>> Greets
>>>>> Marcus
>>>>> [1] http://www.freetype.org/patents.html
>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> Only if they build it that way in RHEL.
>>> Wouldn't this be a candidate for the centosplus repo?
>>> You build other packages with options different to upstream in
>>> centosplus (e.g, postfix with mysql support enabled)?
>> We could do that if there is a need.
>> Putting this in the upstream bugzilla might get it turned on for the
>> main distro.

Ok, I am going to check if RHEL ships with Bytecode Interpreter already 
active. If not, I am going to create an upstream BZ.

> Until then it's a perfect candidate for centosplus.

So centosplus may contain packages that are already in base? How is made 
sure that these are taken? By higher Release Tags or just by 


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