[Pkg-fonts-devel] New release: GNU FreeFont
stevan.white at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 6 23:33:36 UTC 2008
I don't know what is meant by stability as regards a font.
These fonts are data files, not executables. (It is possible for TT
files to contain some interpreter code, but I'm not using that
Usually the word stability is applied to programs or systems
consisting of executing code, to mean the quality of not often going
Are you using the term some other way?
On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 6:25 PM, Davide Viti <zinosat at tiscali.it> wrote:
> 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
More information about the Pkg-fonts-devel