[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] <Swing Dev> Uptake of TUXJDK font fixes in Java 8

Victor D'yakov victor.dyakov at oracle.com
Wed Mar 4 05:52:42 UTC 2015

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On 04.03.2015 5:08, Jan Vissers wrote:
> Hello,
> On blogs.oracle.com <http://blogs.oracle.com> there was an 
> announcement of Java 8U40 availability. As far as I could tell from 
> the release notes there were no changes made to provide better support 
> for font rendering on *Nix systems - which is why I asked the 
> following question on: 
> https://blogs.oracle.com/java/entry/announcing_jdk_8_update_40
> <quote>
> Question: where are the much needed font rendering fixes for *Nix 
> platforms? Without tuxjdk (https://code.google.com/p/tuxjdk/) 
> <https://code.google.com/p/tuxjdk/%29> - which provides a number of 
> patches on top of OpenJDK, my eyes would really bleed spending a whole 
> day coding in Netbeans/Intellij or any swing based app on Linux.
> Is there a way to get these fixes into Java SE 8?
> For details on what tuxjdk is fixing check this out:
> https://code.google.com/p/tuxjdk/w/list
> </quote>
> A prompt answer was given in that a best approach would be to reach 
> out to Swing Toolkit Group - which is what I'm now doing :-)
> So again: are there plans to give us developers that use Swing based 
> tools (like Netbeans/Intellij) some decent font rendering on *Nix 
> systems too? Googling on fonts, swing and *Nix does show that there 
> are quite a few people suffering from 'bleeding eyes'.
> Thanks,
> -J.

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