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Re: [opensuse] Re: subpixel hinting: why not out of the box?
- From: "L. Mark Stone" <lmstone@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 11:17:51 -0400 (EDT)
- Message-id: <29354670.166401191856671853.JavaMail.root@viognier>
----- "Eberhard Roloff" <tuxebi@xxxxxx> wrote:
| Jan Engelhardt wrote:
| > On Oct 8 2007 16:44, Eberhard Roloff wrote:
| >> My question:
| >> Why on earth is this not included in the default out of the box
| >> installation?
| > Because some people have CRTs, and Subpixel Rendering looks horrible
| I agree that CRTs are around anywhere. But this does not answer my
| If you are on a CRT, it is easy to disable subpixel hinting by a few
| mouseclicks with KDE and, I asume, with Gnome, as well. Furthermore,
| things are now, you never need to disable it, since it is not enabled.
| What I dislike is that I need to reconfigure a source rpm in order to
| make is work, instead of getting it out of the box, ready for work,
| ready to be enabled and ready to be disabled.
I agree it's a shame we need to configure manually another installation source just to replace the freetype2 rpms and then go setup proper sub-pixel hinting for LCDs.
I can see the point about CRTs, but with the MS-Novell deal I would have expected the installer in 10.3 would have this available as an out-of-the-box option.
Having said that, the 10.3 install was great and 10.3 is running noticeably faster than 10.2 on my IBM R52 laptop.
I was also very pleasantly surprised to see that during the install YaST correctly detected an encrypted partition, and then walked through making that partition accessible as part of the install. In previous versions it was just easier to backup the partition, format it and encrypt it as part of the install, and then restore the data from the backup.
Hope that helps,
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