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

On Sat, Oct 05, 2002 at 10:58:33AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> [ 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.

Because, like michel said, gtk2 use XFT, which is a _clientside_ AA
implementation, and has nothing whatsoever to do with X (which use
either freetype2 or ttf).

But then, i may be wrong.


Sven Luther
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