freetype2 2.1.5 -> 2.1.8

Remco Lubbers rpl at
Wed May 26 17:51:17 GMT 2004

Op Wed, 26 May 2004 12:36:58 -0500 schreef Nick Hudson aan Remco Lubbers
<rpl at>,Lunar general discussion list <lunar at>:

> Remco Lubbers wrote:

> | I took the liberty of doing some digging and couldn't find any reason
> | to keep
> | this old version around, but I must add that we only use freetype2 for
> | php/gd.

> Reason why freetype2 hasnt been updated in a while is that I found that
> some modules didnt compile with it.  of course thats when it 1st came
> out so things might be fixed now.  Also the fonts used with 2.1.8 didnt
> seem so nice and once I downgraded back to 2.1.5 thinsg were better.


Would be nice if it were logged somewhere that there is a reason for keeping an
older version around.

> I think though that some modules need to be tested to make sure 
> that things are kosher.

Since I don't use any of the X-related stuff you mentioned, nor Pango: who will
be doing the testing then?


Remco P. Lubbers (rpl at
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