Replace KcmFontinst with kio_fonts

Neil Stevens neil at
Sun Mar 16 20:06:12 GMT 2003

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On Sunday March 16, 2003 11:17, Vadim Plessky wrote:
> On Sunday 16 March 2003 20:46, Craig Drummond wrote:
> |  > As FontConfig is widely presented by now 9and would be on 95% of
> |  > desktops by KDE 3,2 release time), is there any reaosn to have
> |  > kio_fonts at all? I also think that current KControl module for
> |  > fonts configuration is somewhat overhead, as it was designed to
> |  > support legacy applications.
> |  >
> |  > You don't have something like this in case of FontConfig insatlled.
> |  > You just copy fonts to some folder (using Konqueror), that's it.
> |  > FC would fetch new fonts in 1sec. or so :-)
> |
> |  Yup I agree - if all systems and apps are using Fontconfig. As this
> | does both fontconfig, and standard X - what's the harm? It makes
> | exisiting and older apps work.
> We would (should) require XFree86 4.3.0 for KDE 3.2 release, as you
> won't get latest XRENDER and XCursors otherwise (not speaking about
> RandR) As FC is natural part of XF 4.3.0, I don't see how you can avoid
> installing it.

No, we shouldn't tie anything to one particular release of one particular X 
server.  Not unless you want to call this xfreefonts: protocol instead of 

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