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Re: x11/qt3-libs and anti-aliased fonts on Solaris

On Mon, 2 Jul 2007 21:30:11 +0100
Raymond Meyer <> wrote:

> Hi, I'm running KDE on SPARC Solaris, it took me a long time to figure out why
> the KDE built from pkgsrc on my platform did not support anti-aliased fonts. I
> sent an email to this list stating the problem, but did not recieve a
> satisfactory answer.
> The reason why the fonts in KDE on SPARC Solaris were not anti-aliased was
> because of the following line in x11/qt3-libs/Makefile.common
> CONFIGURE_ARGS.SunOS+= -no-xrender
> I have commented the above line, rebuilt qt3-libs and font anti-aliasing works
> now in KDE. Could I please ask the maintainer of qt3-libs package to remove 
> the
> above line from Makefile.common. As far as I can see 99% of people would want
> anti-aliased fonts, without them everything looks extremely ugly. Figuring out
> why font anti-aliasing did not work was a major annoyance and I wasted a lot 
> of
> time finding out the cause of the problem. Could you please confirm that you
> have not problems enabling font anti-aliasing by default on Solaris.

I don't know about Qt in particular, but Xrender certainly works
correctly nowadays for me. I re-enabled the support based on your input.


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