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

Steve White stevan.white at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 31 17:31:54 UTC 2008


On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 8:24 AM, Christian Perrier <bubulle at debian.org> wrote:
> Quoting Steve White (stevan.white at googlemail.com):
>  >
>  > > Kartik Mistry expressed interest but it might take him some time to be ready.
>  > >
>  > If they aren't on the list, please pass on to them that there is a
>  > present need for this work, and that I would personally be grateful
>  > for it.
>  Kartik is on the list. If he can't do it, I guess that one of us will
>  put his other tasks aside and package the new fontforge
>  version. Thankfully, this is not generally a very complicated task.
I am unfortunately not in a position to volunteer.

But it shouldn't be necessary.  So far nobody has shown me where in
the Debian guidelines it says fonts have to be compiled "from source".
 And even if it is there, we should change it, because it doesn't make
sense in principle, and as we are now seeing, it impedes development.


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