Re: [dev] Mailing list searching

From: David Demelier <>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2019 09:52:31 +0200

Le 07/05/2019 à 04:05, opal hart a écrit :
> On Mon, 6 May 2019 08:13:32 +0200
> Hiltjo Posthuma <> wrote:
>> On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 02:34:28AM +0000, opal hart wrote:
>>> Shouldn't this be a FAQ entry at this point for any suckless projects
>>> depending on Xft?
>> If only we could teach people to read...
> At least by then we'd have an excuse to get mad at people. Either that
> or give people an easy way to search the MLs, because [1] doesn't
> really encourage searching before posting. To be fair, that should be
> expected before posting on any ML, but the fact there's no easy way to
> search makes it an even bigger issue. And while for
> this case, a search for 'xft' (replace 'xft'
> with 'emoji' or 'font' and get similar results), search engines aren't
> always quick to index newer posts, so this wouldn't work in all cases.

I can't blame much the user about that issue, because it's a crash
rather than a warning. Also, when I first encountered the crash myself
several weeks ago, I firstly also thought it was a problem in st rather
than in a library. Note that the error does not mention that much xft.

What could help though is definitely add a note in the manual page under
a section BUGS or in the README/FAQ of st until libxft/freetype is fixed

What do you think?


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