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Re: [XForms] How to proceed?

From: Serge Bromow
Subject: Re: [XForms] How to proceed?
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:06:21 -0400
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Hi Jens,

I agree with previous posts that the new changes are welcome enhancements. We will collectively work out the bugs as we have done in the past. As you note yourself without these changes I fear Xforms would become a moribund API over time.

Indeed adding the;

    setenv( "LC_CTYPE", "invalid", 1 );

is a small task for those who prefer to use the built in X11 fonts without burdening you with the maintenance effort required to support multiple branches. I will use it for my programs until I find time to tweak each screen.

I say "FULL STEAM AHEAD"! (hope the fog breaks soon)

And finally, I tip my hat to you Jens for all your work and initiative in moving xforms into the 21st Century and making all of our work better.



On 07/25/2014 12:33 PM, Jens Thoms Toerring wrote:

    the new development versions, using true/open type fonts
as well as supporting UTF-8, have been available for some
time now and, while they're not yet perfect, I think they
(or at least the newer ones) are mostly usable.

    I hope that you've made up your mind if the new features
are a good thing to have or not. My question to you is: would
you consider them as something that makes XForms a better (or
at least more useful) library? Or would you say that they are
not worth getting included or are even breaking too many things,
making the new version unusable for your purposes? I know that
there are issues due to texts being a bit wider with the new
fonts, which might break UIs of existing programs, which, ad-
mittedly, can be a PITA...

    As it's definitely not my intention to force a version onto
you that many consider to be too disruptive or just simply un-
necessary, I'd like to ask you for a bit of feedback on how you
feel about it. That will help me decide if I should spend more
time on it or better stop. So, please, let me know what your
thoughts are!
                           Best regards, Jens

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