slow startup of softmaker office

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slow startup of softmaker office

Post by igpm » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:42 pm


I have softmaker office 2016 installed on my linux computer (I guess, the problem still exists in the 2018 version)
and have the following problem:
When I install the complete texlive package with all fonts, planmaker16 (and the other apps) takes about 30 seconds until the window appears
on the screen.
When I remove all texlive Fonts from /usr/share/fonts, the startup only takes about 3 seconds.
This is, because I have installed all texlive fonts (about 23000 Fonts) and planmaker does a
stat64 call on each installed font.
Is there a environment Variable or a configuration parameter, so that I can exclude certain directories (all texlive- font directories)
from scanning, when starting up?
Or is there another workaround, that speeds up the starting process when the texlive Fonts are installed?



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Re: slow startup of softmaker office

Post by sven-l » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:46 pm

Yes, our programs check the installed fonts on every start but it is not common to install 23.000! fonts on a system. Maybe it would be better to install fewer fonts. With 23.000 fonts, clarity is lost.
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