>>>> "VV" == Vladimir Vukicevic
VV> I just redid the antialiased text/xrender patch against the latest on
VV> the 21.2 branch; everything mostly works.
VV> It's available at http://www.intrepid.com/~vladimir/xemacs_beta_aa.patch.gz
This uses the Render extension present in XFree86 4.02?
VV> The fonts are specified now in normal XLFD fashion, and the code will
VV> attempt to find a truetype font that can be rendered antialiased first,
VV> and if it fails, will fall back to core fonts.
VV> However, I'm having some expose/redraw issues. When an expose event is
VV> received, most of the time the relevant portions of the frame don't
VV> get redrawn. Is there some sort of pixmap caching going on, so that
VV> x_output_string doesn't always get called? Strangely enough, if I
VV> slowly drag a window over the xemacs window, the letters do mostly
VV> get redrawn as they appear, but if I speed up the dragging, then
VV> nothing gets redrawn. Note that this only happens if the window is
VV> obscured by another window, and then uncovered -- everything updates
VV> correctly from events inside the window (text editing, moving, selecting,
VV> etc.). Hitting C-l always causes the window to render correctly.
There are many redisplay bugs that have been around for years. Most
of them are fairly minor. I would like to fix them, but I don't
understand that code, and would probably spend a lot of time rewriting
it. It would be great if someone would decide to "fix redisplay".
Vladimir, you are encouraged to take up that role.
VV> There's also an issue with the tabs -- I put in patch to xlwtabs.c to
VV> avoid crashing if the font that was passed in was NULL (which shouldn't
VV> happen, but crashes shouldn't happen either :-) and then code
VV> in glyphs-x.c, which when setting the font for the tabs will check if
VV> an Xft font is in use, and if it is, it will attempt to get an
VV> equivalent core font from the library and use that. This works (the
VV> tabs get displayed fine), but XEmacs then every once in a while
VV> spews XConfigWindow errors and locks up (easily repeatable). I haven't
VV> had a chance to track this one down, but hiding the tabs gets rid of
VV> this problem.
I still usually build --with-widgets=no ...
VV> Any help into either issue would be appreciated... also if anyone
VV> wants to give this code a shot but needs help setting things up, feel
VV> free to email me..
Vladimir, you are welcome to become more of a core XEmacs developer.
(I won't personally have time to look at your changes)