[Fontconfig] performance issue questions
L. A. Walsh
fonts at tlinx.org
Tue Nov 29 05:22:18 UTC 2016
Akira TAGOH wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 8:40 AM, L. A. Walsh <fonts at tlinx.org
> <mailto:fonts at tlinx.org>> wrote:
> Keith Packard wrote:
> We might as well just stop attempting to automatically manage
> the caches
> and require that users run fc-cache manually whenever they
> change the
> set of installed fonts. That would push the whole problem out of
> fontconfig and onto the user or distribution...
> That would be preferable, since the user might want to install
> 100 fonts and then build a cache rather than have it rebuilt with
> each font installed.
> That said you are facing this issue because you didn't do that.
I didn't install any fonts.
I ran a prog to look for duplicates and link them if
it found any.
So reality is "nothing changed", but it regenerated the
> once we stop attempting to automatically creating/updating/removing
> caches, you'll see another problem, "hey, no fonts is available" ;)
Why doesn't windows have this problem? At worse, they have to
reboot, but usually, added fonts are available immediately.
> Thinking of seeing such issues many times, I'm wondering if leaving
> the cache creation to the users would be really a good idea.
Great -- yeah, never give users control of their computers -- treat
them all like children. If your prog didn't take so long to process 1
new font, it wouldn't be an issue.
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