Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Sep 2009 06:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives After eight years of hard work, the day has finally arrived. Today, September 14, the Haiku project has released its very first alpha release. With the goal of recreating one of the most beloved operating systems in history, the BeOS, they took on no small task, but it seems as if everything is finally starting to come together. Let's talk about the history of the BeOS, where Haiku comes from, and what the Alpha is like.
Thread beginning with comment 383982
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
freetype
by transputer_guy on Mon 14th Sep 2009 16:38 UTC
transputer_guy
Member since:
2005-07-08

Could the team release an addon pref perhaps hosted elsewhere to change the freetype settings?

Reply Score: 2

RE: freetype
by Valhalla on Mon 14th Sep 2009 20:46 in reply to "freetype"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

transputer_guy wrote:
-"Could the team release an addon pref perhaps hosted elsewhere to change the freetype settings?"

Afaik apple's bytecode hinting patents expires sometime in Q4 this year so I don't that will be a problem for much longer. However it should be noted that currently you are only switching between autohinter and bytecode hinted font rendering (which does a much better job with bold fonts imo). Also there's an lcd subpixel mode in the Appearance pref but although I've compiled it (set HAIKU_INCLUDE_PATENTED_CODE iirc) in and activated it I can't say I see any difference. Personally, I'd like to have the fonts looking like they do in Arch linux with the ubuntu lcd patches applied, but I can certainly live with the way the fonts look right now.

Reply Parent Score: 2