upgrade to 2.4

Asked by Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri on 2006-09-12

Ubuntu should move to fontconfig 2.4 since it's much faster and consumes less memory than 2.3, used now.

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Yves Glodt (yglodt) said : #1

yes please

Yves Glodt (yglodt) said : #2

From the release notes: (http://www.fontconfig.org/wiki/2_2e4_20release_20notes)

Fontconfig version 2.4 is API and ABI compatible with the 2.3 release, although some significant internal restructuring has occurred.

Major changes from the 2.3 series:
Shared mmap'ed cache files. All font cache files are mapped read-only and shared across multiple processes.
Startup performance and memory footprint of the library have, as a result, been significantly improved.

Note that 2.4.1 is already available.

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