[Fontconfig] fontconfig daemon

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Sun Aug 28 16:27:04 UTC 2016

>> 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 see.

>> 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.

OK.  Unfortunately, it's far too easy to forget to run fc-cache...


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