[Fontconfig] fontconfig daemon

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Sun Aug 28 14:56:42 UTC 2016

Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org> writes:

> Are the plans to provide a fontconfig daemon that monitors the font
> directories and updates the cache if any changes have been detected?

Hrm. Because the set of directories that can be scanned depends on the
configuration, which can be set by the user, a single global daemon
would be difficult to manage.

> I can imagine that such a small tool would be beneficial for all
> platforms.

Requiring that fc-cache be run after installing fonts might be more
practical. One issue with this is on multi-arch systems where you need
*two* cache files, but you only get one fc-cache program in your path.

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