building font metrics and Java
marcw at onlymooo.com
Sat Feb 15 09:28:25 CST 2003
I have a question about Wine's font handling. I am experiencing
behavior in Wine that I don't believe is normal. At the very least, it
is not desirable.
Ever since the first time I installed Wine over a year ago and up until
the present, I couldn't figure out why Wine would, seemingly at random,
decide it had to rebuild the font metrics when starting a Windows app.
And this takes a fair length of time on my older machine with quite a
few MS fonts installed. Sometimes, I would go a week or more without it
having to rebuild the font metrics; other times it would be almost after
every reboot. I couldn't figure out a pattern. Until this morning.
It seems to be Java related.
Here's the sequence of events that will cause Wine to rebuild the font
metrics for me. This is repeatable every time:
2) start a Java app - just starting the java console will do.
3) close the java app - the JVM process will still be running
4) start a Windows app in Wine
5) take a nap while the font metrics are built.
So here's my question: Is this normal? Can anyone else reproduce
this? If not, what could be causing this or what could I be doing
Here's some current specifics:
RH 8.0 with all updates
Wine version 20030115 built from source
Sun's JRE v1.4.4_01
The java dir is in the PATH and the JAVA_HOME env var is set.
(Also happened with RH 7.3 with earlier Wine and Java versions but I
hadn't connected the dots back then)
Everything seems to work fine: Wine, Java, etc. It's just this frequent
font rebuilding that drives me crazy. All help greatly appreciated.
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