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

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Fri Mar 28 18:55:02 UTC 2008

Quoting Steve White (stevan.white at googlemail.com):
> Davide (et al.),
> FreeFont can't go back.  The FontForge currently in the Debian
> distribution is just too old and cranky.  Besides, it would be wrong


FF in Debian is dated 20080203. That February 3rd of THIS YEAR.

Sorry for being harsh but calling this "cranky" is pretty rude, don't
you think?

> The fault here lies in the Debian distribution of FontForge, which is
> very old.  It is far older than the change in FontForge's SFD format,
> which was introduced in May 2007.  This edge healed over without a
> scar a long time ago.

Please check your sources before alleging erroneous statements.

And, sorry for being quite pedantic but *even if the FF version in
Debian was dated 2007* that *should not* be considered as "too old and

In FLOSS just like in the commercial software industry, backwards
compatibility is counted in *years* not in *days* as some Ubun^W
recent Linux users seem to think.

I know I'll later regret this quite rude message but your mail went on
my nerves.

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