[Pkg-fonts-devel] ITP: ttf-linex -- Free fonts for education and institutions

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Tue Mar 11 06:26:35 UTC 2008

Quoting José L. Redrejo Rodríguez (jredrejo at edu.juntaextremadura.net):

José sent a request to join the group on Alioth which I grantyed yesterday.

> I'll be glad in joining to the group if it does not mean more work ;-)

Not really. It just means you check out
svn+ssh://svn.debian.org/svn/pkg-fonts/packages and look there how
package maintainers have organised their work place (I suggest
ttf-dejavu or ttf-sil-abyssinica as example...

> Also if the group wants to package these fonts, I'll even be glader to
> give you the ITP. My main purpose is include these fonts in Debian as

We don't really claim to maintain all font packages. The group is
still quite loose wrt this. We can probably take some packages over in
case they become unmaintained but we still need someone particularly
motivated for this or that package to take care of it.

Here's what we use in ttf-dejavu:

Maintainer: Debian Fonts Task Force <pkg-fonts-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
Uploaders: Davide Viti <zinosat at tiscali.it>, Christian Perrier <bubulle at debian.org>, Eugeniy Meshcheryakov <eugen at debian.org>

Here, Davide is the package maintainer. I've been added to Uploaders
as well as Eugen so that we can "safely" upload the package in case of
emergency without it to become an NMU.

This way, bug reports for the package go to the fonts devel mailing
list which has proven fine as of now.

(we did setup a pkg-fonts-bugs mailing list but that seems to be
slightly overkill)

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