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Re: [ft] Another problem with X11 PCF fonts and 2.7.1, now with bisect

From: Markus Unterwaditzer
Subject: Re: [ft] Another problem with X11 PCF fonts and 2.7.1, now with bisect
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:51:00 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20161126 (1.7.1)

On Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 12:29:17PM +0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> > Great, thank you! What is the default of the compile-time option?
> It's `on' since I still think it's an improvement.

I think this behavior is problematic. A version number of the form x.y.z (with
a changed z) colloquially implies that this release does not contain
backwards-incompatible changes. This is obviously not the case here.

While I think about your solution, I think it actually worsens the problem. Now
it is not guaranteed that my configuration will ever be usable across
distributions, since the packager of Debian may have made a different choice
w.r.t. this parameter than the packager of Fedora.

So here's what I propose:

- Release a 2.7.2 based off the tag VER-2-7-1 that reverts this patch without
  adding anything to reinstantiate this behavior.

- Save the patch for a later, larger release (either 2.8 or 3.0, depending on
  the versioning scheme you choose)

Otherwise I think it's very likely that either a.) some distributions disable
this feature and some don't b.) some font authors blank those additional fields
to ensure a consistent name across platforms. Neither is desirable.

>     Werner
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