[haiku-appserver] Re: fontserver issues

  • From: Adi Oanca <adioanca@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-appserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 19:24:59 +0200

DarkWyrm wrote:
>>>1) In my development setup, I've got libappserver building as a >
>>>library ATM and linking it into the app_server and Appearance
>>>2) FontServer.h/cpp declares a global FontServer *fontserver
>>>3) Appearance allocates an object to it.
>>>4) Appearance loads a decorator
>>>5) Decorator references the fontserver object (as defined in 
>>>libappserver) and segfaults
>>Well, first of all, I don't think you should do that. FontServer is a 
>>server object afterall, and it's even a private class (at least, from 
> what I understand looking at the code/headers). So why not use BFont, 
> which is the libbe class which interfaces with the font server ?
>>Is there any reason why BFont isn't enough for you?
> Most definitely. The app_server decorators, being primarily server 
> objects, depend on services provided directly by the app_server. 
> Decorators make graphics calls by making use of the system's 
> DisplayDriver. DisplayDriver depends on having an allocated FontServer 
> instance. Appearance emulates certain services provided by the 
> app_server in order to provide previews of the decorator in the current 
> color set. Anyway, the solution hit me while I was lying in bed last 
> night, trying to go to sleep. I got everything to build and work 
> properly (obligatory screenshot attached), so I will be continuing my 
> fixes and check them in later today.

        What about implementing the decorator presented in Stubear's mockup? :-D


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