[Fontconfig] fontconfig 2.4.0

Albert Chin fontconfig at mlists.thewrittenword.com
Tue Sep 12 18:25:41 PDT 2006

On Sat, Sep 09, 2006 at 10:46:14PM -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
>  1) new cache file format and location. Old fonts.cache-1 files are now
> useless and can be removed. For those distributions running unstable 2.4
> prereleases (2.3.9x), the cache-2 files are also now invalid and should
> be removed. Cache files are now installed in /var/cache/fontconfig or
> ~/.fontconfig.

Ugh. So, fontconfig no longer looks for cache files in the font
directories it searches? This means that if someone deploys fontconfig
on an NFS server, every client must have /var/cache/fontconfig or
similar. Not fun.

albert chin (china at thewrittenword.com)

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