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Re: RFC: new vertical layout engine

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: RFC: new vertical layout engine
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 15:14:22 +0000

On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 9:54 PM, Graham
Percival<address@hidden> wrote:
>>> (It's not that I'm afraid of building Lilypond, it's just that
>>> spending three days
>>> installing the prerequisites is currently low on my list of
>>> priorities.)
>> I've spent about two days trying, and I'm still running into problems
>> which I don't have the time or savvy to decode right now...  =\
>> I'd love to give Joe's spacing algos a whirl immediately, but if I have
>> to wait for the next release so be it.
> Given that we know it's an improvement, and it's being done by a
> very reliable developer, I'm perfectly happy having this merged in
> now.  Including it in GUB 2.13 binaries is the only way to reach
> widespread testing, after all.

For future reference: the way we usually did this was having new code
added in parallel to the old code for a few versions, without flipping
the default, so people could test the new features at their leisure.
Not sure if that would work for this change though.

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