[vlc-devel] Re: SVG vs Freetype renderer.

Derk-Jan Hartman hartman at videolan.org
Wed Mar 1 22:10:05 CET 2006

On 1-mrt-2006, at 20:12, Olivier Aubert wrote:
> Hello
>> Apparently the SVG text renderer has a higher module score then
>> freetype.
>> The problem here is that the SVG text renderer isn't really actively
>> used as far as i know by anyone but Olivier.
> ... but me and other users of the Advene project. I agree that our  
> user
> base is not very large, but other people are using it.
>> However Gentoo or other
>> linux distro's will simply compile with the SVG renderer and use that
>> instead of freetype.
> Nice, I did not knew that. Maybe one of these days, I will not have to
> build and distribute svg (and the python binding) myself.
>> How are we gonna solve this issue with the text renderers ?
>> There is no preference option to select one over the other, and in my
>> opinion atm the freetype module definitely should be used over the
>> SVG one.
> I completely agree. The reason why I chose this approach was that,  
> as I
> was the only one compiling with --enable-svg, I thought it would not
> matter for standard vlc distributions. The proper approach is of  
> course
> to have freetype as default and have an option to select another one.

OK, i'll see what I can do here...

> In a mail from 2005 Apr 04, Sigmund said that he had some ideas  
> about a
> framework to integrate various renderers, but I did not see anything
> more since.

Did you see my updates regarding the text_style_t ?
And do you see a reason why the crash (which triggered this  
investigation) would occur in the first place?


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