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Re: [ft-devel] Improve the 'ftinspect' demo program

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Improve the 'ftinspect' demo program
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:37:56 +0100 (CET)

> * The gamma slider doesn't actually affect the glyphs in ftinspect.
>   Is that right?

Yes, it's currently just a dummy.

> * So there is a thread mentioning ftdump functionality in ftinspect
>   with the patch attached but I don't think that it's been used.
>   Any specific reasons?

Right now I can't remember this patch.  Can you provide a link?

> * Does ftbench specifically needs GUIfication?  Since it measures
>   the performance of common FreeType operations.


> * What about ttdebug?  Should that be considered for the
>   GUIfication?


>  If yes, won't it limit the features for other demo programs within
>  the given GSoC timeframe?

Indeed.  Note that FontForge already uses FreeType's TrueType debugger
facilities with a GUI.  [There are some severe problems in FontForge,
but this is a different issue.]

> * I think GUI tools like ftstring, ftmulti or ftview could be
>   combined under the same unified UI with all the options.  What do
>   you think?

Yes, this is the idea.

> Also, I started working on my proposal and would appreciate any
> suggestions you and other project members might have.

If you have a first draft drop me a note *privately*.  I will then
comment it.


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