[Fontconfig] Windows cache dir

Vincent Torri vtorri at univ-evry.fr
Sat Apr 21 13:01:29 PDT 2012

On Sat, 21 Apr 2012, Marcos Felipe Rasia de Mello wrote:

> I use GIMP in Windows 7 (http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net) and for a
> long time I do not see the fontconfig default behavior of puting the
> cache in the %TMP% directory optimal. (not only for GIMP but other
> apps too)
> http://www.gimpusers.com/forums/gimp-user/12287-Loading-indexing-fonts-everytime-GIMP-starts.html#msg56823
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3289135&group_id=66938&atid=516295
> The current behaviour comes from this commit I think:
> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/fontconfig/commit/configure.in?id=8a3dc4880c1182ea446cdbc0885e956c6517cf83
> I am not a programmer, but I have found that VLC people already fixed
> that with a patch:
> http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc.git;a=blob;f=extras/contrib/src/Patches/fontconfig.patch;h=79f7355a2f8a869489c1d8d5cbd4deaeb6ae05f7;hb=1330bc95866006707480ec8dfdddb0bd9d44386b
> SHGetFolderPath:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb762181%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
> It would be very welcome if the above patch got merged in fontconfig.

I don't think that it can be merged in its current shape:

1) no need to patch Makefile.in as it is generated by automake
2) Why is the import library not installed ?
3) I didn't look at the fontconfig code, but in fcinit.c, one must be sure 
that the windows specific code is correctly guarded.

Vincent Torri

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