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RoboFab Release History

A brief overview of what happened.

November 30, 2009 - version 1.2 svn rev. 200

In python 2.6 "as" became a keyword. Some functions and methods in RoboFab used "as" as a parameter. This has been fixed.

March 1, 2009 - version 1.2

This version implements and supports the UFO2 specification. Lots of work in the area, new attributes. Also some renaming and moving of attributes. The objectsFL and objectsRF code takes care and does a lot of re-routing, but also prints warnings when you're using deprecated names.

January 8, 2006 - version 1.1.2

RoboFab is now available from a public svn server at A couple of fixes and changes were waiting to be checked in. Please look at the svn change log for a detailed list of changes.

February 7, 2006 - version 1.1.1

Some changes in the online documentation. Note these changes are not part of the bundled documentation in the 1.1.1 release.

September 12, 2005 - version 1.1.1

February 7, 2005 - version 1.1

March 26, 2004 - version 1.01

March 14, 2004 - version 1.0

First public release.

January 2004

We've done some projects using RoboFab at the center and it's fast to work with and reliable. We considered ways to reschedule the conference and couldn't plan anything for a couple of unrelated but unchangeable reasons. We decide for a release.

September 2003: RoboThon '03

Worked very hard to get RoboFab 1.0b1 ready for the RoboThon conference in September. The RoboThon was cancelled at the last minute to make room for hurricane Isabel. We soon released the beta to a small group but the missed conference made it difficult for folks to get started.

July 2003: New Fileformat

Summer 2003 we started defining the UFO file format, using GLIF for glyph information and Apple's .plist (also XML based and entirely cross platform) for any other data as listings, indices, etc.

April 2003: New Objects

April 2003 we started new objects to live on top of the FontLab objects. Just van Rossum started work on the GLIF file format.

February 2003: Start

RoboFab was started sometime during the TypoTechnica in Heidelberg, 2003. Tal Leming, Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum combined their FontLab code into a new library. At first it was an odd collection of fixes and workarounds.