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FW: [ft-devel] Revisiting LSB

From: Fujinaka, Todd
Subject: FW: [ft-devel] Revisiting LSB
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 10:24:57 -0700

Oops. I meant to send this to the mailing list.

>>-----Original Message-----
>> On Behalf Of Turner, David
>>> > 1. What modules should we include in LSB to begin with?
>>> I don't see a reason to exclude a module.
>>I can see several reasons:
>>some modules are still experimental and not well tested. I'm thinking
>>primarily about the "otvalid" and "gxvalid" ones used to perform
>>validation of OpenType tables.
>>we have no guarantee that the current implementations aren't secure,
>>i.e. that they will never produce false positives that may introduce
>>security bugs. During my latest cleanup of the sources, I've spotted
>>a few problematic points, noted with an "XXX" comment, where some
>>things are not done properly.
>>another example is the PFR font driver, which certainly isn't
>>on a Unix system.
>I'm fairly new to freetype (except as a user) and I have some questions
>documentation. Is "The design of FreeType2" kept up-to-date? We used it
>a reference to find interfaces into the library, but I just noticed the
>copyright date is 1998-2000.
>The other reference I was using was the API reference on the web, but
>doesn't mark the interfaces as "experimental." Should I use the docs in
>source tarball? The interfaces aren't marked "experimental" there,
>In fact, a quick grep for "experimental" in the source mainly shows
>in the Changelog.

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