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Re: [PATCH] GSoC #10 new font engine (UTF-8 support+bugfix)

From: Jerone Young
Subject: Re: [PATCH] GSoC #10 new font engine (UTF-8 support+bugfix)
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 07:29:07 -0600

I think if it's not too much work it would be worth a try. The thing I see is often times we think something is temporary and that ends up being a long time. So having something that works with gcj would be better.


On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 1:59 AM, Colin D Bennett <address@hidden> wrote:
On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 23:05:40 -0600
"Jerone Young" <address@hidden> wrote:

> File util/fonttool/src/org/gnu/grub/fonttool/ didn't
> make it into the repository.
>               Jerone

Oops!  You're right; my patch is irrelevant since is
used only for the 'Viewer' tools, which Vesa decided not to include.
I had not yet synced with GRUB SVN since Vesa checked in the font
utilities, so I was working with my own feature branch.

Never mind, then.  I can still do a temporary hack to support building
the font converter tool with gcj.  I made this work in my shell script,
and though I think doing it properly would require some autotools
magic, I could add a quick-and-dirty target to a makefile to build
using gcj.  Should I try to do this?


> On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Colin D Bennett <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2 Jan 2009 16:44:49 -0600
> > "Jerone Young" <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > > I just paid attention to this (sorry). So everything seems fine.
> > > But the dependency on  a proprietary java stack  to generate
> > > fonts isn't good. Does it happen to work with gcc java ?
> >
> > The font tool does work with gcj (gcc's Java compiler).  I just had
> > to make a trivial change (see attached) since gcj 4.3.2 does not yet
> > implement the String(byte[], Charset) constructor.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Colin
> >

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