[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#569548: Bug#569548: fontforge: fix for the segfault

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Fri Feb 19 07:20:00 UTC 2010

Dear, Christian.

On Feb 19 2010, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Rogério Brito (rbrito at ime.usp.br):
> > This patch only allows the dereference of the pointer if it is non-NULL.
> Thanks, Rogério, this is much appreciated.
> Kęstutis, who is the main maintainer for fontforge, did not follow up
> on your patch proposal. He's maybe busy in some other tasks, so I take
> the liberty to answer you so that you don't feel ignored.

This feedback is very, very much appreciated (and lacking in other
aspects of the project). You make it tempting to join the fonts team.

> I would tend to have some confidence in your patch but I'm lacking the
> required skills for this.

No problems with that, of course. I probably don't speak as many natural
languages as you do. :-)

> Rogério, regarding your mentions of probably bad memory management in
> FF, it would probably be more efficient if you can get in touch with
> George Williams or the BTS at http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/

To avoid any confusion, I will wait for Kęstutis reply.

Thank you so very much, Rogério.

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