Re: [dev] st slow startup

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2013 08:56:03 +0200


On Sat, 11 May 2013 08:56:03 +0200 Johannes Hofmann <> wrote:
> Hi,
> as others also have noticed, Xft based st starts slow on some
> systems. For me it helps if FcFontSort() is done lazily as shown
> below.

Thanks for the patch, it improves the startup time. This still does not
solve the ugliness of fontconfig and what crap the whole Linux graphics
stack is.

X11: pango on top of cairo on top of fontconfig and xft on top of x11.
Plan 9: libdraw
Paper: just works


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Sat May 11 2013 - 08:56:03 CEST

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