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Bug 566103 - new fonts are not available until all terminals closed
new fonts are not available until all terminals closed
Product: vte
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: VTE Maintainers
VTE Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-12-31 04:28 UTC by Michael Gilbert
Modified: 2008-12-31 06:07 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.21/2.22

Description Michael Gilbert 2008-12-31 04:28:59 UTC
if new fonts are installed, xfce4-terminal and gnome-terminal will not 
recognize them until all of its processes are stopped.  this can be problematic 
because user's will expect the new options to be available immediately. also, 
if the user is running a long process in one of their xfce4-terminals, they
will have to wait until that is complete before they can make a change
(some of the things that i run take days...).

i suggest that the font list should instead be when the user opens the
preferences dialog rather than at application start up.

this is debian bug #502925:
Comment 1 Behdad Esfahbod 2008-12-31 06:07:30 UTC
This works fine in GNOME because gnome-settings-daemon detects that new fonts are installed and signals all processes to reload fonts.  That's how it's supposed to be done.  We don't want to monitor font configuration files from all processes.  XFCE can implement something similar to what g-s-d does if they want.