Re: [dev] [st] st 0.4 slow startup

From: Igor Šarić <>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 00:20:53 +0200

I just came to report a bug. I didn't say nor I think I am an expert in
anything related to st, and if I could, I would provide the fixes and/or
more details.

I also don't judge people by what software they're using.

Best of luck with st.



On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 11:23 PM, Christoph Lohmann <> wrote:

> Greetings.
> On Sat, 06 Apr 2013 23:23:38 +0200 Igor Šarić <> wrote:
> > I just tested the commit Chris posted.
> >
> > Yes, that commit is the cause of the startup delay:
> Thanks for not being helpful at all. Here at suckless we look at the
> content of a commit. You can clearly see that this commit added Xft sup‐
> port. Xft is a bugged and misdesigned system that is nearly as bugged
> and misdesigned as the X11 core fonts and the X11 server. Please try to
> add some straces in how many files are opened, how your fontconfig might
> behave wrong etc. etc. I can’t help there, my fontconfig and xft are
> fast.
> Btw., this Arch Linux mentality is annoying. You are no expert by com‐
> menting that something is »slow« when the source is open and there for
> you to send in patches to fix problems.
> Sorry, I’m annoyed today and you came by as an Arch user. These are the
> perfect victims for any crime against humanity, like systemd, feminism
> or social democracy.
> Sincerely,
> Christoph Lohmann
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