Looking for feedback on Gnome/KDE article

Vadim Plessky lucy-ples at mtu-net.ru
Sat Dec 14 09:47:27 GMT 2002

On Friday 13 December 2002 2:21 pm, Stefan Gehn wrote:
|  On Donnerstag Dezember 12 2002 19:16, Vadim Plessky wrote:
|  > * One standard, centralized, font management system, for both display
|  > and printing.
|  > VP:  it's called FontConfig.
|  > KDE 3.1/Qt-3.1 use FontConfig.
|  Then push the rest of the world to follow. FontConfig probably will not
| help me as a user with my OpenOffice nor will it help me with Gnumeric or
| other gtk/gnome apps as long as they do not use the new technique. The
| problem with standards and standard-libs is always the same: some people
| just don't want to use it or do not have the time to write support for it.
|  Are there any comments about FontConfig coming from other projects like
|  Mozilla, gtk, OO or whatever has to use FontConfig directly?

I think everyone should read FontConfig2 announce (mail by Keith packard is 
attached). Than it would be clear *what* is supported and *why*.
In particular:

"Thanks go to all of those involved in this release, in particular:
+      Lars Knoll and Brad Hughes for early integration of Xft into
        the Qt toolkit.

 +      Chris Blizzard and Brian Stell for help getting fontconfig ready
        to support Mozilla, and Chris for his work porting Mozilla to
        Xft2 and fontconfig.

If OpenOffice guys are not involved in FontConfig development - well, this 
explains that OO doesn't have FontConfig support at this moment.
IMO, they should ctach up ASAP, and add FC support into OO.

|  Bye, Stefan aka mETz


Vadim Plessky
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