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Re: [Devel] initial release of FTLayout/GXLayout

From: Masatake YAMATO
Subject: Re: [Devel] initial release of FTLayout/GXLayout
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 17:04:30 +0900 (JST)

Sorry to be late.

> > In such case separating the source FT2 and FTLayout will be not good.
> > 
> > 
> > >        - different release points, so that a bug-fix in the layout
> > >          engine doesn't generate a new release for the font engine
> > 
> > I have had no answer yet. This is just initial release.
> > 
> Well, I'm concerned about support issues. I would appreciate if we wouldn't
> have to answer every question regarding this layout engine if we can't answer
> them very well. Are you ready to become a "full" member of the FreeType team ?
> You'd be welcome !! :-)

I would like to act as FTLayout/GXLayout maintainer if the merge is done!

> > I think your approach about old ftlayout/otlayout is wrong.
> >
> Could you care to elaborate ?

There are many similar codes both in FreeType2 and old ftlayout/otlayout
because you tried to make the old ftlayout/otlayout independent from 
FreeType2. As we do, I think it is better to use FreeType2 as the facility
to deevlop text layout engines.

> > No, I don't want. FTLayout/GXLayout is written from scratch. 
> > So we can apply the FT2's dual-license plan. OTLayout is the main
> > target of this post. If needed, Of course, I will remove from
> > ftl tar.gz file. I have no time to estimate the time to rewrite
> > LGPL part of OTLayout.
> > 

Sorry, here I took big mistakes.
> OTLayout is the main target of this post. 
OTLayout is not the main target of this post. 

Masatake YAMATO

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