[Fontconfig] Application startup performance

Raimund Steger rs at mytum.de
Sun Jan 17 02:35:50 PST 2016

On Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:18:18 +0100
u-pnrz at aetey.se wrote:
> [...]
> It would be useful to have references which software and when tries
> to update the fonts, without knowing to run fc-cache.
> Would you name some examples?

all Win32 apps I know (VLC, mplayer, probably Inkscape, etc.). Not because *they* install fonts but because on Windows running fc-cache is uncommon.

On Unix/Linux it's probably really mostly user-provided fonts.

Anyway. If it's mostly the Red Hat package tool that exposes these races, it should be a lot more realistic to change that and go back to mtime checking, instead of educating all users currently out there.


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