[PATCH app-xfs 2/3] doc: remove pdf target for developer's doc

Rémi Cardona remi at gentoo.org
Wed Jan 20 14:16:56 PST 2010

Le 20/01/2010 21:41, Michael Cree a écrit :
> Hope you don't mind a question from a user who is running xfs:  What  
> replaces xfs?  Should we now be running some other application for  
> font serving?

That's a common misconception about xfs.

Xfs doesn't serve font files, it serves pre-rendered font "bitmaps" that
are only used internally by the X server.

In a nutshell, if you're using modern apps with a modern font rendering
library (cairo, pango, libXft, Qt 4, etc), server-side font rendering -
and thus xfs - will never be used.

Please see this thread [1] in Gentoo's bugzilla for more info, I'm sure
your questions have all been asked there.



[1] http://bugs.gentoo.org/293177

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