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Re: DDD 3.3.1 adds multiple local font server entries in font path


From: Arnaud Desitter
Subject: Re: DDD 3.3.1 adds multiple local font server entries in font path
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 16:49:31 -0000

Hi,

The latest released version is 3.3.8.
Please provide a patch against the CVS respository.

Regards,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Klingler" <address@hidden>
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.debugging.ddd.bugs
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 10:03 PM
Subject: DDD 3.3.1 adds multiple local font server entries in font path


> Every time you run an application in ddd 3.3.1, it add the localhost
> font server, tcp/127.0.0.1:7100 to the
> X server's fontpath without checking to see if it is already there (see
> below). This seriously degrades system
> performance. It does the same when displaying on a remote host, which I
> am sure was not the programmer's
> intention.
>
> Font Path (eng8):
>
/home/john/.kde/share/fonts/override,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/lib/X11/f
onts/Speedo/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/lib/X1
1/fonts/100dpi/,/home/john/.kde/share/fonts,tcp/127.0.0.1:7100,tcp/127.0.0.1
:7100,tcp/127.0.0.1:7100,tcp/127.0.0.1:7100,tcp/127.0.0.1:7100,tcp/127.0.0.1
:7100,tcp/127.0.0.1:7100,tcp/127.0.0.1:7100,tcp/127.0.0.1:7100,tcp/127.0.0.1
:7100,tcp/127.0.0.1:7100,tcp/127.0.0.1:7100
>
>
> The code to do this correctly is fairly trivial, but I'll send it to you
> if you like.
>
> By the way, I don't know about other vendor's Linux distributions but
> starting with Red Hat 8.0, the font
> server (XFree86 fs) is, by default, configured not to listen on tcp
> sockets (for "security" reasons), so you
> might want to verify tcp connectivity. For a local font server,
> UNIX/:7100 gets better performance. (You
> know, I guess, that you can't count of the port being 7100, either.)
>
> John Klingler
> Project Leader
> Linux Display Wall Systems
> Jupiter Systems, Inc.





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