Replace KcmFontinst with kio_fonts

Jason Keirstead jason at
Tue Mar 11 16:50:55 GMT 2003

On March 11, 2003 12:50 pm, Marc Mutz wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 March 2003 17:02, Craig Drummond wrote:
> <snip>
> > I'd like to propose replacing the existing KControl font installer
> > module with a fonts ioslave.
> <snip>
> > This leads to *much* less code, which should be easier to maintain -
> > and removes an entry from KControl. Also, it adds the ease of
> > drag-n-drop font installation - also allowing you to copy a file from
> > ftp:// straight into fonts://
> <snip>
> the expense of hiding the font installation so that nobody can
> find it anymore.

Why would no one be able to find it? Just make the Fonts KCM embed a
Konq browser showing the contents of fonts://

> There's a limit to what should be implemented as a KIOSlave and this is
> waaay beyond it...

I disagree, this is the way both Windows and Mac install and manage fonts
(drag them into a folder, delete them from the folder), and it is very intuitive
and simple for the average person to do, as well as what they are used to.
 Users should not have to worry about TrueType vs. Type1, or have to go
through an install wizard, or other such nonsense.

Jason Keirstead, BCS

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