[Pkg-fonts-devel] Comments regarding open-font-design-toolkit_1.0-1_i386.changes

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Wed Oct 29 20:13:19 UTC 2008

Mark Hymers wrote:
> On Sat, 23, Aug, 2008 at 05:34:57PM +0200, Nicolas Spalinger spoke thus..
>> Mark Hymers wrote:
>>> This package seems to depend on  libfont-ttf-scripts-perl which I can't see in the
>>> archive anywhere.  Do you plan to upload this package?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Mark
>> Dear ftpmaster,
>> AFAICT this package as well as the corresponding library
>> (libfont-ttf-perl) is maintained by the Debian Perl Group.
>> But you're right it seems the package has not made it to the archive
>> yet: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=357486
>> There are unique and very useful advanced features not available
>> anywhere else in this package. Maybe we can find someone in the fonts
>> team here willing to maintain it? Who would like to step up?
>> Otherwise I can adjust the metapackage to drop the dependency until the
>> package is ready.
> Has there been any progress on this?  open-font-design-toolkit has been
> sitting in NEW for ages waiting for a response...
> Mark

Dear ftpmaster,

Sorry for the delay.
TTBOMK no maintainer has stepped up to maintain this package yet.
I'll try and find someone else but it will take longer.

In the meantime, I've dropped the dependency in the metapackage so it
can go in. (I also fixed the Depends: for two other packages dropped in

Christian, the new package is on mentors.d.n:
I'd appreciate your sponsoring again :-)

Having this package will make it easier for font designers using Debian
to know about/install the various elements of the toolkit. I expect this
metapackage to evolve as the toolkit matures even further...


Nicolas Spalinger, NRSI volunteer

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