Ken Moffat ken at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Aug 2 12:11:54 PDT 2007

On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 08:09:50PM +0300, Ag. D. Hatzimanikas wrote:
> I did this because, jugging from the past, the author constantly
> adds major features between the releases and quite? often brake things
> (so new versions needs some testing first); and since the terminal is
> quite critical for the daily activities, I chose 8.2 because it proved
> stable enough.
> I am using this version for 5 months and I didn't noticed any serious
> problems, so I would like 8.2 to be the version, that will ship with the
> upcoming 6.3 blfs release.
 I would welcome more people using to this, and 8.2 has been fine for

 I do, however, think that maybe I should mention that configuring
the font(s) correctly can be an exercise in frustration, particularly
if your preferred font lacks a lot of glyphs.  In the spirit of "use
a few more fonts" here is what I used to have in .Xresources -
nowadays I don't build the courier, I've only got minimal old fonts
so that xclock and xcalc will work.  These settings are for a large

URxvt.faceSize:	12
URxvt.font:	xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:autohint=true, \
		xft:FreeMono:autohint=true, \

 The one real failing of urxvt is that it can't find obscure glyphs
in TT fonts unless it is told about the font containing them.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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