[Fontconfig] Fwd: [Fontconfig-bugs] [Bug 71691] New: Defaulting <cachedir> to LOCAL_APPDATA_FONTCONFIG_CACHE for Win32 build

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Sun Nov 17 19:07:12 PST 2013

Anyone who uses fontconfig on Win32 has any comments on this?
I'm not even familiar with Win32 so much. so I have no idea if we have
any concerns once this change is applied. any kinda +1/-1 as a comment
would be appreciated.

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Date: Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 6:42 PM
Subject: [Fontconfig-bugs] [Bug 71691] New: Defaulting <cachedir> to
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Priority medium
Bug ID 71691
Assignee fontconfig-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org
Summary Defaulting <cachedir> to LOCAL_APPDATA_FONTCONFIG_CACHE for Win32 build
QA Contact freedesktop at behdad.org
Severity minor
Classification Unclassified
OS Windows (All)
Reporter jehan at zemarmot.net
Hardware All
Status NEW
Version unspecified
Component conf
Product fontconfig

Created attachment 89343 [details]


I'm a GIMP dev. We had some user telling us that the default value for
fontconfig cache may not be the most appropriate on Windows (cf.

Well I'm not expert on Windows, so I can't say if
LOCAL_APPDATA_FONTCONFIG_CACHE is the best fit (but saving in the non-roaming
data repository sounds acceptable). On the other hand, saving in the %TEMP%
directory though may indeed not be the best idea, if the TEMP directory concept
is anything like on UNIX (where you should not expect the TEMP directories to
have the same contents at your next reboot. It may, but on many installation,
temp dirs are emptied). And apparently, according to our user, it is indeed
often emptied on Windows too.

So since you already have the implementation for
LOCAL_APPDATA_FONTCONFIG_CACHE, I'm proposing to simply use it as the default
for Windows.
Patch attached.

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