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Re: gnome2 => gnome && GNOME on Debian page

[ This should probably be on a GTK+ list I suppose... ]

On Sat, 2002-10-05 at 01:55, Jeff Waugh wrote:

> It's not on by default because lots of people don't have xft/RENDER/etc.
> The GNOME 2.1.x development series includes new bits and pieces to change
> these settings on the fly (as seen in RH8.0).

According to an X guru I talked to on IRC, there is an X function
"QueryExtension" for testing whether the server has a particular
extension.  Why can't GTK+ just use this, and enable the xft renderer if
xft is available?  And then you could say GDK_DISABLE_XFT=1 if you
really didn't want to use xft for some reason.

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