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Re: External library

From: Vesa Jääskeläinen
Subject: Re: External library
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 19:16:32 +0200
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20061207)

Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 February 2007 23:38, Jason Morganson wrote:
>> I was wondering what the group thinks about the use of external libraries
>> in GRUB. Is is acceptable to add this kind of dependency?
> If the dependency is reasonable, and if no license/copyright problem exists, 
> yes.

I think directly linking the library might not be a good idea, but
stripping it down to only support most important things and adapt font
rendering code.

FreeType is distributed in both GPL and FreeType licenses.

>> Would it be 
>> alright to say... add a configure option to compile in support for the
>> Freetype library?
> First I would like to know why you are interested in using FreeType in GRUB.

Actually I might be the curlpit for that suggestion ;) See my other
partly reposted message.

Basicly freetype library gives us a support for using vector fonts and
thus we can scale fonts and they still look pretty on larger screens. Of
course one can write that from scratch but here we have a library that
could be used on the task.

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