KDE 3.2 Anti-Aliasing problems?

Durk van Veen nntp.durk at cox.net
Sun Feb 15 19:57:58 PST 2004

Ainsley Pereira wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 11:33:03PM -0800, Durk van Veen wrote:
>> Is anyone else having issues with font anti-aliasing since upgrading to
>> the newest KDE? For me things started to go wrong as soon as I compiled
>> QT 3.3.0 and replaced the version I used to run with it, even before
>> having compiled any of the packages in KDE itself.
> I haven't compiled with the 3.3.0 release yet, but on the beta they had
> a particularly stupid freetype check which caused it not to antialias
> for me.
> What they'd done was check for freetype > 2.0.9 by checking *each digit
> individually* was greater/equal, so 2.1.5 isn't later than 2.0.9
> according to them, because 5 isn't >= 9. Duh.
> Just delete config.tests/x11/xfreetype.test and it'll assume you have
> it.
> Hope that helps,
> Ainsley

I checked your suggestion by reconfiguring QT and taking a look at the Xft
related messages. It seems that the release version of 3.3.0 correctly
finds the version of freetype on my box.

I'm not sure yet whether I'm fooling myself, but a complete reboot of the
system appears to have taken care of my problems. Previously I had just
done telinit 3 and telinit 5 to switch between run-levels when "make
install"-ing the base parts of KDE (Qt, kdelibs, kdebase).

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