On 09/05/2008, at 2:42 AM, Jinzhi Lei wrote:

I try run Inkscape at my Leopard 10.5.2, I just get a message showing that (the attached file)

while inkscape is open, its windows can be displayed or hidden by displaying or hiding the X11 application.

The first time this version of Inkscape is run it may take several minutes before the main window is displayed while font caches are built."

This message told me that I need to wait several minutes. But I have waited for several hours, and not thing happen. Can any one tell me what should I do?

I have update the X11 to Xquartz 2.2.1.

Yes, it seems that a new version of Xquartz has changed fontconfg and caused this problem in Inkscape.  I'm currently overseas without a good internet connection so I haven't yet worked on an official fix.

In the meantime, you should be able to fix the problem by opening Terminal.app and typing "mkdir ~/.fontconfig". Then rerun Inkscape.app and it should start okay.