Re: [kde] anti-aliasing is *NOT* supported!
> Just to let you know that I will *not* support anti-aliasing. You can
> use it, but don't expect me to urgently follow up on bug reports
> involving AA, as it causes problems such as #123264. If you report an AA
> bug, I'll probably downgrade its severity and tag wontfix, because it's
> too buggy.
Ok, you're the boss now (;-) but whatever you do, please don't at least
disable AA *support*, leave it out of binary packages etc!
It works very well at least on two computers I have tried so far and makes
the desktop a *lot* more usable - provided the following is in
# Many true type fonts are optimized for point size 9-12
# and look clearer without AA in those sizes:
match any family == "*" edit antialias = true;
match all size > 8 all size < 13 edit antialias = false;
(See http://iki.fi/elonen/devel/konq_aa.png for a screenshot. The page
title is antialiased as are the window title and small menu texts.)
And bug #123264 for example (huge fonts in konsole after AA enabled) was very
easily fixed by just choosing the font manually from "[popup]/font/Custom...".
I don't think AA on KDE is particularily buggy and should, instead, be
considered quite an important feature if we want to eventually build a
desktop UI that can seriously compete with the commercial one(s). Look & feel
and usability are one of the areas we are most likely to fail in and
therefore requires extra attention, IMHO.