Hang your xft bugs here!
how do I add bugs here ? I wanted to add bug 182878
I build mozilla using --enable-xft and I get weird behaviour when scrolling. I
have noticed this bug since 1.2. This is on a machine with linux 2.4, xfree86
4.3, gcc 2.95.3 and glibc 2.2.5. I attach all the `configure' parameters I use
at the end.
First of all, with my xft-enabled builds, I get a blinking cursor everywhere,
even if I am not at a text input field. If I press page-down, the behaviour
depends on where the blinking cursor is; this is a bit complicated, I 'll try to
explain the best that I can.
For example, on slashdot there is a short `Sections' column at the left which is
shorter than the others. If the blinking cursor is on that, then page down
doesn't work correctly; it shows the next page for 0.1 seconds and then returns
to the current page. This doesn't happen if I first click on the longer central
column somewhere (where the main stories are). I've noticed this problem on all
similar pages and I have to use the scroll-bar.
Pressing `space' also doesn't do anything, whereas till 1.0.x I always used the
space to scroll the page down.
I have not build mozilla without xft since 1.0.x, so I am not sure that this is
because of --enable-xft. I am just guessing, since apart from `--enable-xft' I
use more or less the same configure options since 0.8. Moreover, I've not
encountered the problem on other non-xft builds; I don't get any blinking cursor
and scrolling works perfectly.
The commands that I use in my spec file to build mozilla are:
What about bug 236739? It seems like regression from bug 197037...
I am under the impression that Xft has long since been superseded by some combination of freetype, pango, cairo, and harfbuzz. Does it still make sense to keep this bug and/or its dependencies open?
... also I don't know what it's doing under XUL.
XFT is no more.