Bug 98419 - XQuartz 2.7.11 slow startup on Mac OS 10.7 (regression from 2.7.9)
Summary: XQuartz 2.7.11 slow startup on Mac OS 10.7 (regression from 2.7.9)
Alias: None
Product: XQuartz
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: 2.7.10 (xserver-1.18.4)
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Mac OS X (All)
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Assignee: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
QA Contact: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
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Reported: 2016-10-24 21:12 UTC by Silas S. Brown
Modified: 2019-05-23 18:31 UTC (History)
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Description Silas S. Brown 2016-10-24 21:12:04 UTC
XQuartz 2.7.9 works perfectly on this Mac OS 10.7.5 machine, but upgrading to 2.7.10 introduces two issues: startup is very slow, and Xft font hinting appears to be broken (fonts at large sizes have odd shapes, e.g. the trunk of the letter "f" is very thin), at least to the extent that it is used in WINE 1.7.33 under Wineskin 2.5.5.  Re-installing XQuartz 2.7.9 fixes it.

I wanted to set the Version of this bug to 2.7.10, but that version appears not yet available in the bug tracker.
Comment 1 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2016-10-24 21:23:05 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 97546 ***
Comment 2 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2016-10-24 21:23:49 UTC
Please try 2.7.11_rc1 when it is available later today as it will have the patch from fontconfig.
Comment 3 Silas S. Brown 2016-10-30 20:06:42 UTC
Bug is still present in XQuartz-2.7.11 (released 2016-10-29), so I'm not convinced this is really a duplicate of #97546 (unless that one wasn't really fixed in 2.7.11)
Comment 4 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2016-10-31 03:20:57 UTC
The caching issue is bug #97546.

freetype 2.7 changed their hinting.  See their release notes.  File hinting bugs with https://www.freetype.org

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 97546 ***
Comment 5 Silas S. Brown 2016-10-31 10:06:56 UTC
I should have stated more clearly: I meant BOTH issues (slow startup and font hinting) are still present in 2.7.11 on Mac OS 10.7.  If we are not discussing the font hinting issue here, then this bug is only about slow startup in 2.7.11 and should probably be retitled.  Either bug 97546 has prematurely been marked fixed in 2.7.11, or this is a different bug.
Comment 6 GitLab Migration User 2019-05-23 18:31:20 UTC
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