Subject: Re: BIDI status
From: Tomas Frydrych (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 01:59:37 CDT
> For the record, I have *NO* objections to making the BIDI build the default
> build, save our finding some better-looking icons for the toolbars and icon
> locations on the toolbars. I'll talk to Jakub about getting some new icons.
> I'd prefer to make BIDI the default build if it's 100% stable and ready-to-use.
So you do not like my icons !!! (Neither do I, mind you). The bidi
specific icons should have their own toolbar too, have not got to
Whether to make it the default build I do not know. It will take lot
more testing before it is 100% stable and ready to use, so we are
not at the point when the decision needs to be made yet, but
judging by the reports in bugzilla and emails I have been getting
privately, there is interest in it, and so we should not be too short of
testers. (Also, the importers and exporters need to be dealt with,
notably the rtf exporter, so we can provide Word compatibility).
When it is stable and ready to use, there is one major issue to
deal with. There is some overhead, both in size and speed, that we
pay for the bidi functionality. We will need to do some real-life tests
on some older hardware, to see if it makes tangible difference. If it
does, we may want to keep both builds. (I am, though, quite
optimistic as far as the speed for LTR-only documents is
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