[cairo] [PATCH] Re: cairo-quartz-font.c: Non-public CGFontGetGlyphPath now deprecated

Friedrich Beckmann friedrich.beckmann at gmx.de
Fri Nov 7 11:53:32 PST 2014

Hi Bryce,

thank you for your response. A sentence for the problem statement could be:

The non-public CGFontGetGlyphPath function is deprecated in OSX 10.10 yosemite and results
in run-time problems for applications using cairo. The function is replaced with CoreText calls. 
This breaks support for OSX 10.4. 

However, please note that there was a discussion about using CoreText here:


because it would break 10.4 support as far as I understand it. From my point of view breaking
10.4 when 10.10 which is the current OS version does not run is a problem that could/should be fixed later. 
During the discussion there was nobody who could even test 10.4 as there was no system available running 10.4. 


Am 07.11.2014 um 20:06 schrieb Bryce Harrington <bryce at osg.samsung.com>:

> On Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 09:12:23AM +0100, Friedrich Beckmann wrote:
>> Hi, are there any conclusions regarding the introduction of the patch to remove the call to CGFontGetGylphPath?
>> We currently have a problem to run pspp on yosemite because of that problem:
>> https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?43469
> As I understand it, the patch in question that needs pulled is:
>    https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=106845
> I usually don't tinker with fonts nor osx, but if the patch just needs
> landed and everyone's cool with it, I can do so.  Could you provide a
> sentence or two problem statement for the changelog entry?
> Bryce

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