I am doing some work on an agg backend, and would like to include
freetype support. I've been looking into borrowing heavily from
paint's approach. I remember David that you said you were looking
into upgrading to freetype 2, and am wondering if you've had any luck
here, if this looks doable, what the time frame would be etc...
scipy has a freetype 2 wrapper, but it has a lot of scipy dependencies
built in so it looks like it would take some work to tease them out.
On a separate note, I was thinking about doing a matplotlib-0.50 (to
the wider python-list, scipy-list, etc...) release in the near future,
but want to wait until pypaint is up. I see that the sf site now
exists. When do you expect to be live? Will you have some install
instructions for linux and win32 users?