March 28, 2003

The Next XFree86 Wars: XFT2 vs STSF

Anonymous Reader writes "Sun's latest project is to create a font library for XFree86, named Stsf, that would replace Fontconfig and Xft2. But the big question is: Does the world need yet another X font library that would create more incompatibility and fragmentation? Well known Gnome and GTK+ developers are against this (yet another) X font library that just re-invents the wheel one more time with the result of slowing down both KDE and Gnome in the desktop market race. However, Sun is big and pushy and they have at least two people in the Gnome Foundation that could drive decisions that ultimately help Sun's plans and not the 'biger picture'."



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