Xorg 6.9.0 vs. 7.0

Jonathan Murphy typetosmurky at yahoo.com.au
Wed Jan 25 03:21:27 PST 2006


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Simon Geard <delgarde at ihug.co.nz> writes:

> On Mon, 2006-01-23 at 09:12 -0500, Jonathan Murphy wrote:
> > Specifically freetype and fontconfig. I was unable to build either 6.9
> > or 7.0 with the current BLFS versions. This messed up my fonts,
> > so after installing 6.9 I reinstalled the BLFS versions which sorted
> > that out.
> 
> Messed up in what way? One thing I'm finding is that despite having an
> almost identical setup to my 6.8 install, the font quality I'm seeing on
> 7.0 is far worse, the text not particularly sharp. Is that what you're
> seeing?

Anything that was using GTK2 had badly rendered, blurry fonts. I
backed up freetype and fontconfig (in both /usr and /usr/X11R6) and
then built and installed Freetype-2.1.10 and Fontconfig-2.3.2. I
installed Fontconfig twice, once in /usr and once in /usr/X11R6. This
is almost certainly not the best thing to do, it should probably be
done with symlinks in /usr/X11R6 pointing to the actual libraries in
/usr/lib and the headers in /usr/include, but I didn't want to take
any risks. My fonts are now fine.
Jonathan.
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