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Re: ftx font driver [Re: Low redisplay performance (23 regression)]

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: ftx font driver [Re: Low redisplay performance (23 regression)]
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 10:56:39 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

>> Ummm, I didn't realize this calling sequence.  I agree that
>> we surely need some kind of caching mechanism.  But, it
>> seems that FreeType itself has that mechanism called "Cache
>> Sub-System".  Perhaps, we should use it.

> Unless this is extremely simple to implement, let's leave this for after
> the release.

> Maybe we should add a warning message to configure that marks the ftx
> backend as experimental; i.e., telling people that they should build
> --without-freetype if libxft is unavailable.

Could someone describe the purpose of the ftx backend?  Obviously,
someone went to the trouble to write it, so there must have been some
reason why we want to support it, but from what I read above, I get the
impression that nowadays e could just scrap it altogether since xft
works better.


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