[CentOS-devel] FreeType Bytecode Interpreter

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Wed Nov 23 17:49:10 UTC 2011

On 11/23/2011 11:37 AM, Marcus Moeller wrote:
> 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 
> includes/excludes?
We will add the .centos.plus "dist" tag, which will make it a higher
than the other one for the same Name-Version-Release-Dist in the main repo.

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