Re: Semi-OT: Speed improvement from fontconfig
Tom A wrote:
This might not be news to everyone but I've just built the latest
fontconfig snapshot which includes a performance fix described here -
The increase in kde/app startup is significant so I thought it might
be worth mentioning.
That's nice to hear... may I ask what "significant" means to you... :-)
Here's how I built it (probably not the best way - eg. version number breaks)...
apt-get build-dep fontconfig
apt-get source fontconfig
tar -xzf fontconfig-2.3.91.tar.gz
cp -a fontconfig-2.3.2/debian fontconfig-2.3.91/
# probably worth stopping kdm at this point
dpkg -i fontconfig_2.3.2-1_i386.deb
dpkg -i libfontconfig1_2.3.2-1_i386.deb
Of course the snapshot may be unstable in other ways so be careful....