[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] [PATCH FOR REVIEW] fix for bug 8011693: Remove redundant fontconfig files

Jiri Vanek jvanek at redhat.com
Mon Apr 8 11:35:43 UTC 2013

On 04/08/2013 01:13 PM, Vladislav Karnaukhov wrote:
> I'm quite surprised to hear that fontconfig.properties file are now redundant... I've worked on some
> fontconfig issues just recently, and I cannot say that fontconfig.* files are in any way
> "unnecessary"...
> A removal of fontconfig.* files will require a very thorough re-evaluation and re-design of many JDK
> classes, as well a very exhaustive testing.
> Am I missing something here?

Yap, I guess you do.
Try to remove them, and you can be surprised that your configurations will work better then with them.

Probably better then my words will be to read Phils answers from nearly year ago:
and especially

However, I'm 100% sure just for linux based builds. For windows I'm going to test later, but have no 
idea where to test Mac....

Please note, this is for jdk7+8. Jdk6 still needs those config files.

Best regards,

> On 4/8/2013 02:53 PM, Jiri Vanek wrote:
>> Hi!
>> As fontconfig.properties  files are no longer necessary for jdk7/8 and
>> theirs deletion was suggested above, I would like to offer this
>> clean-up[1] for jdk8(7 if possible later too)
>> I have tested on fedora, and jdk8 built and run correctly.
>>   Best regards
>>     Jiri Vanek
>> [1]
>> http://jvanek.fedorapeople.org/oracle/jdk8/webrevs/removedFontConfigFiles/

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