wormtown wrote:I've sadly changed to testing repos, and aside from 500 meg of updates and breaking my font rendering (weirdly it went back to crappy debian) I've had no problems.
I'm on XFCE though. it still annoys me that gnome issues have caused an abandoning of the update pack concept without communication, particularly for us XFCE users. there's no love.
I think I will be heading back to Ubuntu as soon as I can face my wife with the news. She doesn't like change-which was why I wanted rolling in the first place.
But I'm going Ubuntu because of too many 3rd party issues (Android in particular, but other ppa's as well) that just play better with Ubuntu than debian.
Though Mint 12 with XFCE on top may work.
If you google "ubuntu fonts debian", you'll run into a number of hits to deal with this. In the latest XFCE spin, Clem was applying the Ubuntu fonts (a patched libcairo file). See this for some perspective: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 42#p478242
When I googled, I ran into this: http://noz3001.wordpress.com/2011/07/01 ... an-wheezy/
Downloadand apply the latest fontconfig-config_2.8.0-3ubuntu2_all.deb from here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/all/ ... g/download
I have been using Microsoft's TrueType core fonts with full aliasing, so I forgot that going testing would knock out the Ubuntu font rendering with the updated Debian files. But I just tried the Ubuntu font rendering on Debian Wheezy & Sid (above link), and it seemed to get the job done.
If you do this, back up your /etc/fonts folder.
Let us know if that worked. I don't have anything to compare it to, and there are a lot of workarounds on the net (Debian Forums has a bunch), but the result looked pretty good, and from what I've read, there's no need to patch libcairo2 any more.
If that does it, great, but you may also want to check out http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 10&start=0