[Fontconfig] Application startup performance

LRN lrn1986 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 07:11:47 PST 2016

On 17.01.2016 17:58, Raimund Steger wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:15:48 +0100
> u-pnrz at aetey.se wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 11:35:50AM +0100, Raimund Steger wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Most of those applications have presumably some kind of installers which
>> are in a very good position to run fc-cache, as soon as the developers
>> become aware of the need.
> That won't do, if users add fonts in the Control Panel, Windows will update its registry but not fontconfig's cache(s).

One can implement a service that monitors the WM_FONTCHANGE broadcast
message and rebuilds FC cache when that message is received.

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