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

Denis Jacquerye moyogo at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 19:59:20 UTC 2008

On 28/03/2008, Christian Perrier <bubulle at debian.org> wrote:
> 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
> Eh...
>  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
>  cranky".
>  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.

It would help to know which version of Debian is in question.


Denis Moyogo Jacquerye

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