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Re: Path to 0.92.1
- Subject: Re: Path to 0.92.1
- From: "Carlos R. Mafra" <crmafra (at) gmail (dot) com>
- Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 18:21:09 +0100
- Message-id: <4905F885.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dan Pascu wrote:
> On Monday 27 October 2008, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
>> Carlos R. Mafra wrote:
>>> You missed the bug fixes which happened on Dan's darcs after 0.92.0
>>> was out, and they are important too.
>> I did not take a look at the dan branch when I applied these. I had
>> limited myself to the Debian patches, and the WMCreateFont() bug you
> That WMCreateFont patch is a bad idea. A library (like WINGs) should never
> decide what to do when something that was asked from the application is
> not available, even less decide to kill the application (when the default
> is not available either). That code/decision should reside in the calling
> application (what if the application wants to use a different default
> when some font is not available, how does it tell that the first font it
> asked for is available or it just got a default replacement?)
Right, fair enough.
When I tried to fix the crash I considered WINGs to be unique to Window Maker,
I guess. And not a general library.
So I will try to come with a better patch for that in the next days, unless
someone beats me to it (as I am not a good programmer).
In the meantime, we can revert it.
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