[Pkg-fonts-devel] harfbuzz-devel - hb-view

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Aug 27 10:20:57 UTC 2012

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 12:02:29PM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> Am 27.08.2012 10:36, schrieb Paul Wise:
> >On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 4:37 PM, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> >
> >>Seems that a current version of harfbuzz has just been merged into pango:
> >>
> >>http://git.gnome.org/browse/pango/commit/?id=8168660e5f1906aed2a45d30529058f51473bcef
> >
> >I think you mean separated from? IIRC before now harfbuzz was an
> >embedded code copy in both pango and Qt.
> Yes, there was an embededd code copy, but it was old and
> unmaintained code.

Not exactly, the version in Pango was an early snapshot of of HarfBuzz
rewrite, unlike the version still used by Qt (and Chrome on Linux,
though they are moving to the new HarfBuzz), which is the old, now
unmaintained, one.

> Harfbuzz was developed further separately by Behdad:
> https://live.gnome.org/ThreePointFive/Features/Harfbuzz

So I Gnome packaging team will package it ;)


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