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bug#39865: 28.0.50; Emacs crash


From: Vinicius José Latorre
Subject: bug#39865: 28.0.50; Emacs crash
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2020 14:20:42 -0300

> OK, then the crash is a known problem: you cannot change the font
> backend once the session started, you can only do that in X resources.
> Previously, XFT was your original backend, but now it's HarfBuzz.

I think that emacs should be more robust about this and do not crash for any bad value.

> Why are you doing this?  What happens/doesn't work if you remove this
> line?

Well, I use emacs since 1992, I don't remember why I set this.

Removing this line all works like a charming.



On Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 4:18 AM Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> From: Vinicius José Latorre <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2020 19:21:22 -0300
> Cc: address@hidden
>
> I found this line in my ~/.emacs that causes the crash:
>
> (push '(font-backend xft x) default-frame-alist)

OK, then the crash is a known problem: you cannot change the font
backend once the session started, you can only do that in X resources.
Previously, XFT was your original backend, but now it's HarfBuzz.

Why are you doing this?  What happens/doesn't work if you remove this
line?

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