RFE: Enable the FreeType2 bytecode interpreter on Solaris.
Sun uses an own font engine for Solaris/Xsun to rasterize TrueType fonts which
seems to have the bytecode interpreter enabled.
The question is now: Is that license for the bytecode interpreter for "Solaris"
in general or only for the Xsun code in xc/lib/font/TrueType/ ?
If the license applies to "Solaris" in general I suggest to turn the bytecode
interpreter on (otherwise a bunch of fonts shipped with Solaris (like those for
the Korean locale) look like squished chicken footprints).
Over to Alan...
Anyone wanting to use the code that is reported to be covered by Apple patents
must either obtain their own license for those patents as explained at
http://freetype.sourceforge.net/patents.html or obtain their own legal opinion
that a license is not necessary for their usage. Sorry.
Uhm... does that mean that every product from Sun (e.g. Xsun, JAVA,
OpenOffice/StarOffice) which has it's own TrueType font handling code has a
seperate license from Apple ?!
I'm sorry, but I can't comment on the state of Sun's legal agreements with other
companies. I can point out that the feature you want enabled isn't even enabled
in the FreeType 2.1.x packages we ship in Solaris.