Review Request: Do not modify .fonts.conf when loading it. Now nothing is written before the user clicks apply or ok. Fixes Bug 105797.

Thomas L├╝bking thomas.luebking at web.de
Thu May 26 15:03:19 BST 2011


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> Would there even be any good alternative approaches?
Yes, 
- properly read the fontconfig (including global settings)
- only write settings actually touched by the user
- have a checkbox to disable custom font configuration (i.e if not enabled, store the settings in a private config for later use, but wipe the ~/.fonts.conf

- Thomas


On May 25, 2011, 8:11 p.m., Nikolaus Waxweiler wrote:
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> (Updated May 25, 2011, 8:11 p.m.)
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> Review request for KDE Base Apps and KDE Runtime.
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> Summary
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> I simply removed all code in loading routines that wrote something to the config.
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> On a side-note, I'd love to rip out the whole fontconfig configuration completely... I think that the whole modifying-.fonts.conf-approach is too fickle because the system/distribution can set up elaborate hinting/antialiasing configurations and the changes made to .fonts.conf just bulldoze over them. Most people will probably never (really want to) touch those settings anyway (Windows and Mac OS X users at least don't seem to, and they don't appear to be unhappy about it)... Would there even be any good alternative approaches?
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> This addresses bug 105797.
>     http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=105797
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> Diffs
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>   kcontrol/fonts/fonts.cpp 0cd2666 
>   kcontrol/fonts/kxftconfig.cpp 9cd04de 
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> Diff: http://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/101359/diff
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> Testing
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> - Delete .fonts.conf and see if invoking "kcmshell4 fonts" creates it again without user intervention
> - Delete various match-settings set by the kcm (e.g. hintstyle and rgba) and see if it recreates them while leaving match-settings not deleted untouched
> - Switch anti-aliasing settings between system, disbled and enabled and apply each time, change some aa-settings while enabled and check if they stay there after switching
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> Thanks,
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> Nikolaus
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