Replace KcmFontinst with kio_fonts

Ian Reinhart Geiser geiseri at
Tue Mar 11 17:21:54 GMT 2003

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On Tuesday 11 March 2003 11:50 am, Jason Keirstead wrote:
> 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.
Yes and on both windows and maacs a) you have access  to install to the folder 
b) you cannot effecttively preview the fonts and c) there is no clean way to 
generate complex config files that kfontinstaller uses now.

This is an instance where blindly ripping off a UI may not be to our 

Also an IO slave is very much not a sane approach to do this at all... If this 
is something that is thought worth while maby it should exist in kdenonbeta 
for a while, at least until its proven not to be a bad idea.

Just my 2c though...  

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