[Fontconfig] Re: [patch]: mmapping FontConfig data structures
cloos at jhcloos.com
Fri Jun 10 14:15:52 EST 2005
[SIGH. I had my reply all ready to send, and then skimmed through the
patch and discovered that much of it was unnecessary -- the code
already does that.... :) ]
The environmental TMPDIR is often used to suggest a tmp directory,
but fontconfig should probably also look for its own env. Perhaps
FC_TMPDIR first, then TMPDIR, then /tmp. It already has at least
FC_DEBUG, so FC_TMPDIR -- or FC_TMP -- is a reasonable extension.
Another possibility is to replicate the idea of ~/.fonts.conf
and ~/.fonts by using ~/.fonts.mmap. If that is not writeable
then you'll either have to fall back to TMPDIR and /tmp, or
fall back to not using an mmap file.
James H. Cloos, Jr. <cloos at jhcloos.com>
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