[arch-general] freetype2 with enabled tt bytecode interpreter, license issues?
Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Mon May 4 12:17:13 EDT 2009
Because it is being a topic of great interest to the licenses of the
packages, I question, because I'm not good at anything legal issues:
This package with this option enabled, not is problematic in legal terms?
Personally in my machine, I recompiled this package without the patch, I
prefer the auto-hinting from freetype2, because fonts looks better (at
least on CRT), I know that this can be configured with fontconf, but
because some programs/libs based on xpdf libs (example poppler*, kpdf),
look at headers at compile time instead of using fontconfig I recompile
these packages too.
Searching in the bug tracker i found this old ticket
Citation from ftoption.h:
/* Define TT_CONFIG_OPTION_BYTECODE_INTERPRETER if you want to
/* a bytecode interpreter in the TrueType driver. Note that there
/* important patent issues related to the use of the
/* By undefining this, you will only compile the code necessary to
/* TrueType glyphs without
/* Do not #undef this macro here, since the build system
/* define it for certain configurations
Thanks for your time.
Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi ( djgera )
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