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Semi-OT: Speed improvement from fontconfig


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.

Here's how I built it (probably not the best way - eg. version number breaks)...

apt-get build-dep fontconfig
apt-get source fontconfig
wget http://www.fontconfig.org/release/fontconfig-2.3.91.tar.gz
tar -xzf fontconfig-2.3.91.tar.gz
cp -a fontconfig-2.3.2/debian fontconfig-2.3.91/
cd fontconfig-2.3.91/
./debian/rules build
./debian/rules binary
# 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....


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