[Pkg-fonts-devel] Help needed with fontforge

Davide Viti zinosat at tiscali.it
Mon Mar 31 07:41:41 UTC 2008

Hi Christian,

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 07:46:04PM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Davide Viti (zinosat at tiscali.it):
> > It'd be great if someone could tell me when this change happended
> > (it is not obvious from the FF changelog [2]) and which version (at least)
> > of FF should be used to avoid the problem.
> Whatever version it is, we could have a problem, here, as Kestutis
> wants to step back on FF maintenance.
> Kartik Mistry mentioned some interest in packaging FF, so it might be
> a good start *now* to decide about packaging a new version..:-)

Yesterday I tried to see what it'd take to prepare a new package and
followed these steps:

 - Download sources for previous package (apt-get source fontforge)
 - Download source for new package (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=103338)
   version "20080302" as of yesterday (today a new version has been released)
 - Download fontfoge package sources (svn://svn.debian.org/pkg-fonts/packages/fontforge)
   and updated changlog file and rules files as to reflect new version

To get things working I had to unpack/repack the source package, since it's been named
"fontforge_full-20080309.tar.bz2" rather than "fontforge_full-20080302.tar.bz2".

Patches apply cleanly and compilation goes fine.

Shall we try to update the package?

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