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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] tqt3/qt3, libart

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:34:46 -0600
> On 30 December 2011 16:11, Timothy Pearson
> <kb9vqf@...>wrote:
>> >>
>> >
>> > I never have seen any crash like those described. Then again,
>> Slackware
>> > has libart 2.3.20 installed. I wonder whether these libart crashes are
>> > Debian related only because of the old version? I see the point of
>> > maintaining the package now, but I wonder whether version 2.3.20 has
>> all
>> > of the alleged missing patches.
>> The crashes seem to be happening on certain hardware only.  For example
>> I
>> have not seen them myself on server-grade hardware, but others with
>> comparable desktop hardware have had kicker crash.
>> There is inherent instability in libart, and it is possible that even if
>> you don't see the crash that some of your users might in the future.
>> Tim
> How dependent is kicker on libart? It might be easier to just recreate the
> few functions used by kicker and libart, sort of absorbing it into kicker.
> I'd rather have a few extra drawing ops then maintaining another library.
> Any thoughts?

The library is small and we would probably end up putting just as much
effort into rewriting those parts of kicker to be honest.

Unless someone here is REALLY good with vector graphics and the mechanics
of making things work properly when they are rasterized keeping libart is
the easiest/safest thing to do.