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

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Wed Jan 20 14:21:44 PST 2010

Michael Cree wrote:
> 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?

The vast majority of users don't need a font server, as they're not
running X applications that use the old font apis to reference fonts
stored on a machine different from the X server.

The new font apis (libXft) don't use font servers or server-side fonts,
so xfs has no use to applications that use them (as gtk, Qt, and most
other modern toolkits do).

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at sun.com
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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