[texworks] Mac OS TeXworks + fontconfig

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 21:04:47 CEST 2011

On 2011-06-07 19:59, Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 7:27 AM, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Speaking of upstream: how do we go about submitting the patches? If you want, I guess it's best if you would submit the patches, as you have all the relevant data (what was broken where, ...) and can answer any questions that may arise. If not, I could submit them as well, of course, but it would be a lot like "here you are, do with it what you want" ;).
> I think we should do the following:
> 1. Merge the updates to `poppler-mac-font-handling.patch` and the new
> `poppler-bogus-memory-allocation-fix.patch` back into the TeXworks SVN
> repository. I have exported these patches and attached them to the end
> of this email.

Thanks. I committed them as r835.

> 2. I'll roll up a new 0.5.0 release that uses Quartz instead of
> Fontconfig. That way when we submit the patches back to Poppler, we
> can say "X people tried it on Snow Leopard, Y people on Leopard, and
> it didn't blow their computers up".

Sounds fine (though I hope "blowing up computers" is never a side
effect, no matter how badly things go - not because of the poppler
build, anyway ;)).

> 3. Re-submit the patches for inclusion in the Poppler source if there
> are no issues with the 0.5.0 build. Perhaps we could also consider
> downgrading the changes to the buildsystem so that Fontconfig is stil
> the default, but "mac" is now an option.  This would be a smaller
> change to the Poppler status quo which might help the patches get
> accepted.

Yeah, why not.


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