From: Scott Rushfeldt (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 08 2002 - 11:09:05 EDT
From: "Andrew Dunbar"
> --- Christian Biesinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >
> Paul Rohr wrote:
> > > 1. native, non-bidi ... the well-tested code that
> > everyone uses now
> > > 2. bidi ... some testing, not enough use
> > > 3. Pango-based ... to be written and/or ported as
> > needed
> > [...]
> > > I also am willing to believe that we'll get to the
> > point where #3 is good
> > > enough that we should *also* replace #1. However,
> > I'm stunned to hear that
> > > we're already at this point.
> > As I understand it, #2 will replace #1; not #3.
> I think it's perfectly fair at this point to
> deprecate the non-bidi build. People who need this
> can use the 1.0 release. All future work needs to
> be able to support as many scripts as possible *and*
> needs to be tested.
> Working on more than two of these is not going to
> The pango-only build probably will have many issues
> to iron out so we need a non-pango build so other work
> can go on.
> Since rendering and layout are both changing majorly,
> our effort should go into aiming at the pango-only
> build but working with the non-pango build in the
> The non-Pango build should be the current bidi build
> since it's the more capable one and since the current
> non-bidi build is going to vanish anyway. Also since
> the people most doing most of the work on the
> are the people who did the bidi build, asking them to
> support also a third (non bidi, non pango) build is
> asking way too much.
> Andrew Dunbar.
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Isn't the pango code going in the bidi build under debug or define
code so that it doesn't affect the the rest of the code unless turned
on? I thought the reason for getting rid of the non-bidi code was to
get more testing for the bidi code and make bidi functionality
standard in Abiword? That way it isn't necessary for those who
use bidi to worry about which build they download.
Hope I'm not too far off.
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