Re: [Xprint] Re: X Strike Force XOrg SVN commit: r19 -inxorg/trunk/debian: . scripts
Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:
> |>| The SPSPARC2 model wasn't removed in the Xorg repository and is still
> |>| there in DESTDIR after a % make install # ...
> |>This file was not removed from our Xfree86 tree either, but
> |>SPSPARC2/fonts is now empty. I will correct the note in the CHANGESET to
> |>reflect the correct path.
> | .../SPSPARC2/fonts/ should not be empty. It should contain soft links to
> | the ../../PSdefault/fonts/ directory where now the font metrics files
> | (*.pmf) for the 30 default Postscript fonts are stored (the "PSdefault"
> | printer model-config was added to have one "generic" configuration which
> | should work for all Postscript printers >= PS Level 2).
> | Note that the install procedure for these files has changed - previously
> | (X11 < release X11R6.8.0 and Xfree86) the xc/programs/Xserver/XpConfig/
> | directory was simply copied to the destination directory, now (X11 >=
> | release X11R6.8.0) the information and links are generated at % make
> | install # time - maybe that's the problem...
> Ok this make sense to me now.
Please check whether the fonts.dir of the "PSdefault" model is populated
(30 entries, the "SPSPARC2" model-config only links a subset of these
fonts into the SPSPARC2/fonts/ dir as the printer has fewer fonts in
it's ROM) in the Debian package. If the PMF files are missing the Xprint
server is likely going amok and all printers which use this model won't
work as expected. And since "PSdefault" is the "generic"(=default)
model-config really worse this can happen then... ;-(
BTW: Please sync with Drew Parsons about the Xprint configuration - the
xprint.mozdev.org and Xorg trees have been merged in X11R6.8.0 so both
versions of the Xprint server and server maintaince tools
("xplsprinters", "xphelloworld", etc.) are now the same...
> |>|>+ 6) The Compugraphic and Adobe fonts distributed as part of the XPrint
> | s/XPrint/Xprint/ , please :)
> Sure no problem :-)
> |>|>+ server are not licensed at all, and some of the fonts bear no
> |>|>+ copyright information whatsoever.
> |>|>+ All Rights Reserved.
> |>|>+ These font files therefore do not satisfy DFSG 1 ("Free
> |>|>+ Redistribution"), DFSG 2 ("Source Code"), or DFSG 3 ("Derived
> |>| These files are no fonts, they are font metrics information (and the
> |>| copyright notice was just copied over from the original font from the
> |>| converter and does NOT apply to the font metrics files. The converter
> |>| just preserved all context attributes of the font regardless of their
> |>| content). The PMF fonts shipped with Xprint _conform_ 100% to the DFSG
> |>| 1/2/3 specs. This has extensively been discussed in the past.
> |>Do you have any reference I can lookup please?
> | It should be archived either in the Debian-X mailinglist or in one of
> | the xprt-xprintorg package bugs. Drew Parsons may remember the bugid...
> | my email archive doesn't go that far into the past (I guess that issue
> | was debated around 2002 or earlier).
> | The point is that we are talking about the files which contain only
> | width/height data (=metrics information) for each glphy and _no_ bitmap
> | or outline data (the PMF files are pretty small - if they would contain
> | bitmaps rasterizes at 2560DPI you would see GIANT files). The font data
> | itself, e.g. outlines or bitmaps are copyrightable but the width and
> | height information does not fall into the category - it would be silly
> | as everyone who would want to write an application which generates
> | Postscript code would need an explicit license from Adobe. _If_ Adobe
> | would have copyrighted the metrics information no opensource application
> | (Mozilla, Ghostscript, Openoffice, JAVA, etc.) would be able to use one
> | of the 30 default Postscript fonts defined by Postscript Level 2 as
> | there would be no way to measure&layout the glyphs (the same applies to
> | applications which generate PDF files). For example Mozilla ships the
> | same information stored in the PMF files as part of it's Postscript
> | print module (see
> | http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/gfx/src/ps/Courier-Bold.h , note
> | that this source code is under MPL(=Mozilla Public License), the PMF
> | files in the XOrg tree were donated by HP and Sun under the MIT license)
> | and noone complained about that since many years (the same data were
> | used in Netscape 4.x, too).
> Ok. I think you conviced me. I want to wait for Branden's opinion too
> since he was the one creating these copyright notes and scripts for
> removal of these files in the first place.
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