[vlc-devel] Please us this to solve #3950 (Font cache is constantly rebuilt)

David Glaude david.glaude at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 01:53:29 CET 2010

2010/11/30 Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>:
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 01:07:44AM +0100, David Glaude wrote :
>> Le 29 novembre 2010 19:57, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> a écrit :
>> > Le lundi 29 novembre 2010 20:25:12 David Glaude, vous avez écrit :
>> >> However, at one point VLC try (without success) to open the folowing file:
>> >> R:\SERVER\users$\myname\Application
>> >> Data\vlc\ef9c9ad8cc5857eb63cb3660bc8bd202-i686.cache-3
>> >
>> > AFAICT, this is coming straight from SHGetFolderPath(CSIDL_APPDATA);
>> Do you know what VLC use to choose where to store those 3 files:
>> "vlc-qt-interface.ini", "vlcrc" and "ml.xspf"?
>> Somehow it does not use the same trick as for the font cache file...
>> or at least it does not give the same result. ;-)
> Because the cache is created by fontconfig, that doesn't know how to
> behave correctly on Windows.

And you did try to educate fontconfig:

At least, I don't see this as a known bug of fontconfig:

Only one seems lightly related:

However some developper of program such as VLC that try to use
fontconfig already did try to tell fontconfig developper about Win32:
=> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/fontconfig/2010-January/003358.html

Now what is the next step?
Filling a bug on fontconfig side?

David Glaude

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