From: Andrew Dunbar (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Apr 28 2002 - 22:33:54 EDT
--- Martin Sevior
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >
> On Sat, 27 Apr 2002, Tomas Frydrych wrote:
> > Having considered the various issues raised in the
> discussion over
> > the past few days, I would like to start pretty
> much immediately
> > working on integrating Pango into the bidi layout
> engine. Over the
> > next 3 month I should have a reasonable amount of
> time to do this,
> > and I expect that by the end of July I should be
> able to get the Unix
> > build working with Pango. After that the time I
> will be able to
> > dedicate to AW will be very limited, but by then
> most of the
> > platform-specific work should do with making the
> Pango library
> > available on the individual platforms.
> > Just to outline how I envisage it: most of the
> code will be XP, and
> > mostly limited to the drawing routines in
> fp_TextRun and to
> > gr_Graphics classs. Everything to do with Pango
> will be inside
> > #ifdef WITH_PANGO blocks, and will only affect the
> bidi build (so
> > interference with Martin's work on the layout
> classes should be
> > fairly minimal).
> This sounds very promising Tomas. Is Andrew onboard
> with this too?
I think we have pretty much the same ideas so yes but
of course I'm still looking for a job and have no
computer in the meantime. I've been thinking of
back to my Dad's where I will be able to hack AbiWord
full-time while unemployed but I haven't decided if
that's my best career path yet (:
> Another issue that we must also clean up in tandem
> is our *Unix* font
> code with the UnixFontManager class sitting between
> gdkFonts and psFonts.
> Can we jump straight to using pangofonts everywhere?
> Is there someone
> willing to work on this code?
> Havoc's posts on fontconfig are very convincing. I
> think we should
> definately leverage this work so installing new
> fonts for abiword is as
> easy as windows.
It still seems to me from what I've been reading that
if we go fully Pango at this point that we won't have
printing. Given that I think the bidi/pango build is
going to be a development only branch for some time
that allows both AbiWord and Pango to evolve.
This worries me because it means extremely few people
will be testing it ):
> We spend a huge amount of time on the user list and
> IRC explaining how to
> install TTF for abiword.
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