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Re: RFC: new vertical layout engine

From: Joe Neeman
Subject: Re: RFC: new vertical layout engine
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:49:19 -0700

On Mon, 2009-07-27 at 15:14 +0000, Han-Wen Nienhuys wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 9:54 PM, Graham
> Percival<address@hidden> wrote:
> >>> (It's not that I'm afraid of building Lilypond, it's just that
> >>> spending three days
> >>> installing the prerequisites is currently low on my list of
> >>> priorities.)
> >>
> >> I've spent about two days trying, and I'm still running into problems
> >> which I don't have the time or savvy to decode right now...  =\
> >> I'd love to give Joe's spacing algos a whirl immediately, but if I have
> >> to wait for the next release so be it.
> >
> > Given that we know it's an improvement, and it's being done by a
> > very reliable developer, I'm perfectly happy having this merged in
> > now.  Including it in GUB 2.13 binaries is the only way to reach
> > widespread testing, after all.
> For future reference: the way we usually did this was having new code
> added in parallel to the old code for a few versions, without flipping
> the default, so people could test the new features at their leisure.
> Not sure if that would work for this change though.

There are a fair few changes to existing code in the patch, so it would
take some effort to get this working. If I can't solve my backlog of
know issues soon, I'll look into doing it this way.


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