nice font renderer!
i guess it is for internal use only?
No it isn't open-source (because we need to make money from the software in order to fund the cost of development, hosting, maintenance and distribution) but there has been some interesting work published in this area which you might find of interest, or as a starting point e.g. https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/apps/valve/2007/SIGGRAPH2007_AlphaTestedMagnification.pdf
I just wanted to say that I'm really looking forward to seeing what you're making. I've used your old plugins a lot and I love them, I've seen you mention new ones for a while and by the sounds of it they will be good. I can't wait!
Thank you - I'm glad you like them
(but... I'm also dismayed by the number of people who tell me they really like the software, but... they might consider buying it in six months time because.. you know, its £10 - that's a set of guitar strings or a couple of beers and a pizza. I can't get the sense of buying a PC and all the associated hardware required to make use of the software, and then baulking at the cost of a £10 plug-in... So for anyone who thinks £10 is a lot, my copy cost a lot more than that, about 5000 times more than that - all told). The bottom line is we need to be able to sell more than a few a week in order to make the new stuff happen...)</rant>
Anyway - back to the kode toolkit -
@skei: I think you've taken an interesting approach, there is no right or wrong - what matters is whether it works (reliably). There will always be those who criticise implementation details, sometimes for what amounts to stylistic reasons (I've been developing code in some form since 8Bit games on the first Z80 based home micros, (where the binary was
the source code) - so I've seen opinions change back and forth way too many times about the right
way to do things. I think code should just be readable, maintainable, well documented and work
. Very often the best solutiion is also the simplest and most elegant (its important to have taste
) and while It's nice that some people can sit in their computer science ivory towers and dream up the latest implementation paradigm - back in the real world you need to ship code, that works, or you don't get paid.