Joined: Nov. 2006
||Posted: May 05 2008,00:21
I am afraid I made the fonts issue more of a hassle than it needs to be with the gtk+-2.12.9 extension. If you place the fonts in /usr/share/fonts, or /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts, as well as in ~/.fonts, you do not need to issue /opt/gtk+-2.12.9/bin/fc-cache at all. The fonts will be used when you launch a gtk2 program. With a remaster I would just put the fonts in a system directory to not take up RAM. I am presently reworking the gtk2 extension, one thing is symlinking the /etc and /var directories to a writable area. Then you can add other font directories if you want. That cannot be done now, but with next submission. I will update the info file, too.
Also, an interactive menu script to set up gtk2 will be present. As well as a non-interactive one that can be called on in a start up script. Hopefully will make things less tedious whether the extension is auto-loaded or not.
Oh, and may I ask which extensions are not working with this one? I know some of the ones in the gtk2 section do not work with gtk+-2.12.9, due to some missing X libraries that the extensions depend on or some other things. If there are any others, especially non-gtk2 extensions, that get messed up by this one I would like to know and try to remedy it.
Thanks, and have a good day.