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Re: [Bug-gnubg] luxi.c covered under non-free license

From: Øystein Johansen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] luxi.c covered under non-free license
Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 09:09:08 +0200
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I see the problem with the licence. It is a problem.

> What I did for Debian is make the Debian gnubg package depend on the
> ttf-bitstream-vera package and load Bitstream Vera at runtime.  This is a
> completely free font and the letter quality seems good to me for gnubg's
> purposes.  gnubg could just include the three font files that it uses and
> install them in its own data directory.

I see. I believe this is much better.

Hmmm... Can we make int independent of Bitstream Vera as well? Since
this code is used only in render.c and only make a simple font on the
board while having the GTK interface, I believe pango must be available?
Can we use pango to get the font?

(And as someone just said here, lib art just to make some simple arrows
on the boards, should be done with cairo.... this doesn't have the
licence problem though.)

> Here's the patch that I'm using for Debian.  It's not exactly what you
> want, but it should give you a general idea of how gnubg could be modified
> to load a free font file at run time.

Thanks for the patch, I'll take a look at it in some days. I'm in the
middle of some exams these days. Maybe someone else can comment on these
as well?


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