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

From: Igor Šarić <>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 12:06:14 +0200

Hey Nick,

I just tried multiple fonts, xft and non-xft ones...

DejaVu Sans Mono
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono
Courier New

I have slow startup with all of them.

On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 10:06 AM, Nick <> wrote:

> Hi Igor,
> Quoth Igor Šarić:
> > I just tested the commit Chris posted.
> >
> > Yes, that commit is the cause of the startup delay:
> The startup delay doesn't seem to be affecting most people. That
> commit adds the font fallback mechanism if a glyph isn't found in
> the current font (an incredibly useful feature). I wonder whether
> the font you chose in config.h doesn't have the glyphs you tend to
> use, and hence st quietly has to iterate through other fonts in the
> cache to fond a more appropriate one.
> Can you try configuring a few different default fonts, and see if
> that affects the startup time? "DejaVu Sans Mono" has a lot of
> glyphs, maybe start with that.
> Nick
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