[Fontconfig] Re: [XFree86] fontconfig and xft2-- where is release 2.1.1?

James D Strandboge jstrand1 at rochester.rr.com
Mon Mar 3 02:07:32 EST 2003

On Sat, 2003-03-01 at 14:51, Keith Packard wrote:
> Around 8 o'clock on Feb 28, James D Strandboge wrote:
> > When using mozilla (1.2.1) with xft (2.1) enabled, loading a binary
> > files crashes mozilla (or any mozilla based browser like galeon).  If
> > xft2 is disabled, mozilla does not crash.  Eg:
> Hmm.  "works for me".  In any case, the bug is likely in mozilla or Xft2, 
> not fontconfig as fontconfig isn't involved in any page-specific stuff.
Well, like I said, if I disable xft it works-- so I don't think it is
freetype either-- but I guess could be how mozilla deals with xft2.

How hard is it to get the xft2 libraries out of xfree86 4.3 like you did
in previous versions of fcpackage?

> > I am not sure how to debug fontconfig other than the strace given in the
> > debian bug report, but would be happy to try different things.
> You might run mozilla under the debugger and generate a stack trace; that 
> can be a bit tricky because of the weird shell scripts used to start the 
> browser which you'll have to untangle a bit.

Haven't had time to try this yet.


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