[Pkg-fonts-devel] New release: GNU FreeFont

Davide Viti zinosat at tiscali.it
Sun Apr 6 16:25:23 UTC 2008

Hi Steve,

On Sun, Apr 06, 2008 at 03:48:07PM +0200, Steve White wrote:
> Davide,
> On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 7:25 PM, Davide Viti <zinosat at tiscali.it> wrote:
> >
> >  I'd like to make current version of freefont in Debian more stable by selecting
> >  patches you've fixed in CVS and backporting them; at least for bugreports
> >  filed by debian users and those that make the font unusable namely:
> >
> >  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=472566
> >  and the FreeSerif one which makes FF segfault
> >
> You can do that, but I don't recommend it.
> * it is likely to cause other problems
> * it will take a lot of work on your part, for small problems that
> affect few people

I've filed a new bug to the Debian BTS containing a patch, see:

FreeSerif.sfd can now be opened with FF

> * I will produce another release soon with these particular problems fixed.

I'm interested in the reaction of users and see how far from stable is your last release


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