[Vm-dev] Fwd: [Pharo-project] New Pharo based on core 10309 with antialiased fonts

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Wed May 20 21:19:49 UTC 2009

Adrian Lienhard wrote:
> I've sent Andrew a mail to his hotmail.com account this morning but 
> haven't received a reply so far.

Thanks. BTW, the reason why I'm asking is that I've been using the 
Truetype stuff in the past and I don't recall the need for bitblt mods. 
Is there a possibility that once upon a time there was a need for this 
and now there no longer is? The date on the changeset is 2004...

   - Andreas

> On May 20, 2009, at 22:32 , Andreas Raab wrote:
>> Bryce Kampjes wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 23:29 -0700, Andreas Raab wrote:
>>>> David T. Lewis wrote:
>>>>> I don't really know the background on this, but assuming that this is
>>>>> an incremental change to BitBltSimulation, and that the changes are
>>>>> MIT licensed, and also that they are in need of a home, then adding 
>>>>> them
>>>>> to the VMMaker package would be the right thing to do.
>>>>> Andreas should have veto rights, as I believe that he is the author
>>>>> of BitBltSimulation.
>>>> The original author of BBSim is of course Dan. My only question 
>>>> about these changes is that I'm not sure what they're actually doing 
>>>> - it looks like rgbMul:with: except that it's been unrolled for 
>>>> various cases. Does anyone know what these changes are supposed to 
>>>> be doing, where they are used, and why rgbMul:with: is not sufficient?
>>> The changes are Andy Tweens extensions for subpixel anti-aliassing for
>>> freetype. I'm not sure why rgbMul:with: isn't sufficient.
>> Do you know if he's around to shed some light on it?
>> Cheers,
>>  - Andreas

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