|Subject:||Re: [ft-devel] [ft-announce] Announcing FreeType version 2.6.1|
|Date:||Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:40:57 -0800|
On 15-10-07 09:54 PM, Alexei Podtelezhnikov wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 4:33 PM, Behdad Esfahbod
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Can you please make more quick-and-small releases for important fixes?
> It does not matter
It actually does.
*Because* FreeType has very few releases, updating to a new release has become
a major burden for most projects. Any update will inevitably change
rasterizations, which results in angry users, lots of developer time wasted
updating golden images of projects that thought it's a good idea to test their
results pixel by pixel, and in general debugging why things changed and
deciding whether the change is ok or needs to be reported back to FreeType, etc.
Anyway, I'll ask for more releases as things get fixed.
> considering that
> Fedora 22 runs 2.5.5, which is progressive in comparison to
> Android 5.1.1 runs 2.5.3
> Ubuntu Vivid runs 2.5.2
> iOS runs 2.4.7 last time I checked
> Why distributions are more conservative about FreeType than kernel is beyond me.
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