STSF team announces the 0.4 release of the Standard Type
Services Framework. STSF
is going to be updated the new packages
within the next couple of days.
New features in this release include:
vector API adds the raw text output functionality to STSF.
Glyph vectors are arrays of positioned glyphs created by
user applications. STSF can render glyph vectors in one
function call without doing any text layout, pre- or post-processing.
Glyph vectors are very efficient and fast text output API.
bridge implements Xft API on top of STSF glyph vector APIs.
The goal of STSF/Xft bridge is easy integration of STSF
with toolkits and environment that use Pango/Xft technology.
STSF consists of:
rendering-system independent framework (ST)
server extension (XST)
client library (libXst)
this time STSF compiles on Solaris, Linux, and FreeBSD platforms.
build instruction and system requirements consult the docs/INSTALL
file in the ST distribution.
lists for comments, questions, or further discussion are
available at this link.
The STSF team.