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Re: ANN: back-art resources 0.1.1

From: Nicolas Girard
Subject: Re: ANN: back-art resources 0.1.1
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 11:20:55 +0200
User-agent: Pan/ (Face-down once more on the greasy boardwalk of love)

I curently have a fresh compilation & installation of gnustep-make-1.7.1,
gnustep-base-1.7.1, gnustep-gui-0.8.7 and gnustep-back-0.8.7

I tried to do a 'make install' on your ArtResources packages ; it failed
because i currently have no /usr/GNUstep/Local/Library directory.
I indeed installed some fonts in the sole
/usr/GNUstep/System/Library/Fonts directory (btw, are they equivalent ?)


On Wed, 09 Jul 2003 17:51:24 +0200, Alexander Malmberg wrote :
> Hi,
> I've put together a simple back-art resource package. It contains the
> Free Fonts, the Vera fonts, mknfonts, and a Makefile that's supposed to
> make it easy to install them.
> http://w1.423.telia.com/~u42308495/alex/backart/ArtResources-0.1.1.tar.bz2
> (1.4mb)
> Feedback is appreciated.
> Issues:
> Where should this package be? It would be good to have it as close to
> -back as possible, but it's probably too big to have it in -back
> (uncompressed, Free* is 2.5mb, Vera* 0.5mb).
> If you install this package but don't change the font defaults, you'll
> get a bunch of nasty errors (and eventually a crash/exception) because
> the standard fonts are missing. Currently, NSFont is hard-coded to use
> Helvetica/Courier (falling back to Fixed) if no default is set, which
> makes sense for -xlib, but not for other backends. It would make more
> sense for this code to ask the backend for the default fonts. This way,
> font fallback (in order to find _any_ font usable as the system font)
> can be handled in the backend, which can do better than trying random
> names.
> - Alexander Malmberg

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