Le dimanche 21 mai 2006 à 01:16 -0400, Mike A. Harris a écrit :
However, since there are a large number of Xt, Xaw, and Motif
based applications out there, as well as applications which use
other less common toolkits - all of which use the core fonts
system, it was obvious that we would need to provide core fonts
compatibility in our OS products for the forseeable future.
The simplest thing to do, was to just leave the existing system
as it was, under the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" principle,
which is what I have pushed for since the Red Hat Linux days when
we deprecated xfs and core fonts, reserving the future right to
make changes if the need arose.
I can only approve phasing out core fonts one way or another. In fact
I'm convinced the last strugglers will *never* move to fontconfig unless
Red Hat / Fedora or another big distro exerts a bit of pressure (as was
the case for the gcc, utf-8 and selinux migrations), so waiting so long
for even making core fonts optional was in the end conterproductive (and
OLPC is paying the price today).
However I know it's a difficult decision to take, as the users of the
bad citizen apps still relying on core fonts are certain to yell loudly
near FC-6 release.
Good luck, may the force be with you ;)