[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] [Accessibility]Add fontconfig.properties files for SLES10/11, RHEL5, Ubuntu 8.04 etc

Jing Lv lvjing at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri Nov 4 08:09:28 UTC 2011

Hello Phil,

       Thanks for reply.  I understand the standard JDK (the Oracle JDK7 
etc) may have some standard to follow which is judged by business decision.
       Anyway for the OpenJDK community, I guess it may be more helpful 
to open to someone is interested in and willing to contribute, and then 
with these patches the OpenJDK may support more platforms or have better 
accessibility - at least it's no harm to the community, and a plus to 
the code base.
       I don't catch you what "maintenance pain" it is, as the patch is 
just a few plain text configuration, without complex logic and may not 
break any thing.

On 2011/11/4 0:19, Phil Race wrote:
> Jimmy,
> 1. Adding a fontconfig.properties for a distro and version will not 
> make it appear on the
>     Oracle supported/certified list.  It will remain 
> unsupport/uncertified as that's a business decision.
> 2. Adding fontconfig.properties files is not needed in JDK 7. See 
> "Support for Linux Fonts" at
> http://download.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/2d/enhancements70.html 
> The result is JDK uses the same fonts as the Linux desktop for logical 
> fonts which I think is a plus.
> So I don't see such a patch as needed. It just restores the 
> maintenance pain we have just got rid of.
> -phil.
> On 11/3/11 12:42 AM, Jing Lv wrote:
>> (Forward this mail for 2d list as it is more appropriate)
>> Hello,
>>          I see in the list 
>> (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/system-configurations-135212.html 
>> , so openjdk has the same list for support platform as standard jdk), 
>> SLES10/11, RHEL5 are on the list (surprising ubuntu is not), so I 
>> suppose  fontconfig.properties is required for SLES10/11, RHEL5,  I'd 
>> like to post the patch if no objection.
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject:     [Accessibility]Add fontconfig.properties files for 
>> SLES10/11, RHEL5, Ubuntu 8.04 etc
>> Date:     Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:46:51 +0800
>> From:     Jing Lv <lvjing at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> To:     swing-dev at openjdk.java.net
>> Hello,
>>         I happen to find out JDK7 miss  fontconfig.properties for
>> SLES10/11, RHEL5, Ubuntu 8.04 etc. Are these platforms supported by
>> OpenJDK? If so, I suppose add them may be friendly to the customers
>> working on that. I've prepare some patch,  the file
>> fontconfig.properties and modification on the makefile. I'd like to post
>> it on the list if no objection.
>>         Thank you.
>> Jimmy

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