[CentOS] freetype bytecode interpreter

Tue Jul 20 17:26:30 UTC 2010
R P Herrold <herrold at owlriver.com>

On Tue, 20 Jul 2010, Frank Cox wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-07-20 at 06:24 -0400, R P Herrold wrote:
>> While this may induce a reluctance to change matters too
>> much, a closer to the 'leaf node' package such as freetype may
>> be 'doable' if you ask, and as I recall, RFE it in their
>> Bugzilla;

> Upon checking the redhat bugzilla, I found that this issue has already
> been posted under the Fedora category:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=612395

Reading that and the companion mentioned in the last comment, 
my takeaway is that fonts in fedora are (or were) bad [I trust 
m miller's judgment here, and have for a long time, as he is 
a thoughtful analyst], and that there is not much urgency 
in making the issue better.  As I don't have the strength to 
follow that churn and the traffic in various venue that fedora 
folk use, I conclude without knowing of some un-Bugzillaed 
side discussion: it's not ready yet

Additionally, I see mention of ghostscript, and don't they 
have (or had) something like a no FOSS release until after a 
one year timeout from their stable releases.  Time and memory 
may be playing tricks on me here

Finally, being filed in RawHide and in Fedora [note that 
no-one cared to uplift those bugs into the F14 product] is NOT 
going to get an RFE for RHEL 6 examined and decided, and if 
accepted, slotted for stabilization testing and documentation.

File the bug on that product [rhel 6/beta] as well, and 
explain why it would be the right thing to do, and what the 
needed fix are, (preferably with patches), and why taht is a 
low risk, high gain decision, and it will flow into CentOS 
faster ;)

-- Russ herrold