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bug #41411: Deprecated OS X functions

Submitted by:  Miroslav Andel <miran82>
Submitted on:  Fri 31 Jan 2014 12:36:50 PM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  suzuki toshiya <mpsuzuki> Open/Closed:  Open
Planned Release:  None

Fri 31 Jan 2014 05:07:25 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Dear Miroslav,

Thank you for comment.
FT2 functions using deprecated OS X functions are kept
for back compatibility (rather, just to avoid the unresolved
symbol problem). In conventional Unix development (by
configure && make), they would be disabled by default.
I will try to disable them by default in Xcode environment.
Is it okay for you?

I think we should not introduce CTFont replacements of
them into FT2. There was a long history;

the original introduction of MacOS specific functions was
in MacOS 8 era. There was a reasonable background that
Classic MacOS provided no ANSI C or POSIX functions to
access the resource fork of so-called "suitcase font",
so we had to use MacOS specific functions at that time.
But, there was a mistake that a few FT2 functions using
MacOS specific data type (to interplay the font family
names, QuickDraw's font descriptor, and FT2 object) was
introduced accidentally.

In later, Mac OS X promoted full UNIX-like environment
and a migration from QuickDraw to ATS. We thought
providing the replacements from QD-based API to ATS-
based API was important, and introduced ATS-based APIs.
However, I found that such ATS-based APIs were not
required anymore. Under Mac OS X, fontconfig is more
useful to obtain a font file descriptor from the font family
name. If you need CT-based replacements, please let me
know more detailed background. I'm questionable to
introduce CT-based functions in FT2, but I will discuss
the appropriate solution.

suzuki toshiya <mpsuzuki>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri 31 Jan 2014 02:52:56 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Toshiya-san, please comment.

Werner LEMBERG <wl>
Project Administrator
Fri 31 Jan 2014 12:36:50 PM UTC, original submission:  

A lot of functions used in freetype are deprecated when compiling with xcode. Some examples are are: ATSFontGetFileReference, ATSFontFindFromName, FSCompareFSRefs, FSRefMakePath, FSPathMakeRef, FSOpenResourceFile, FSOpenResFile, ResError, etc.

Should work to replace with CTFont functions.

Miroslav Andel <miran82>


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