Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426783
Importing /usr/share/fonts by default
Last modified: 2008-04-09 01:20:24 EDT
Description of problem:
Currently fontmatrix expects the end user to import the /usr/share/fonts by
hand, it may be optimal to do that by default.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fontmatrix and open application
2. Manually need to import the /usr/share/fonts
This is an RFE. Other font folders with custom fonts can be manually imported,
the default font folder should be automagically imported
Progress on this bug =>
I contacted upstream and upstream author is not willing to do this change with
fear that /usr/share/fonts are system fonts and end user should not play/edit
Will going to discuss this on fontmatrix users mailing list.
(In reply to comment #1)
> I contacted upstream and upstream author is not willing to do this change with
> fear that /usr/share/fonts are system fonts and end user should not play/edit
> with it.
The other alternative is to default import/load ~/.fonts or whatever is the
standard and accepted font directory. Leaving the interface blank and then
expecting the user to import directories is good for a UseCase where there are
additional "user specific fonts" that are custom for that user. The logic
applied here is somewhat along the lines of having a Documents folder to save
"documents" to and which is predefined.
On the other hand, this is technically not a bug but a technicality and RFE. The
developer and you have the complete freedom to contradict and reject :)
This RFE is now upstream.
Fixed in fontmatrix-0.4.0 in rawhide.
will release F8 update by this weekend.
fontmatrix-0.4.0-2.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
fontmatrix-0.4.0-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.