[Pkg-fonts-devel] Mensis (New fontforge version)

Arne Goetje arne at linux.org.tw
Fri Sep 5 09:40:56 UTC 2008

Kęstutis Biliūnas wrote:
> Pn, 2008 09 05 10:41 +0800, Arne Goetje rašė:
>> compiling Mensis now requires fontforge to be installed first, otherwise
>> the build process won't find the headers and libraries.
>> Should we split out Mensis into a separate package and Build-Depends on
>> fontforge?
> I haven't tried the fontforge-20080828, but till now we not had this
> problem with mensis-070609. But with the recent version of the mensis
> (080507) I also could not compile Mensis without installed the
> libfontforge first.

yes, I was talking about Mensis 080507.

> So, I also had suggestion to split our fontforge source package into
> four source packages with the corresponding binary packages:
> fontforge -> fontforge, libfontforge1, fontforge-dev, puthon-fontforge
> (and maybe fontforge-nox);
> fontforge-doc -> fontforge-doc;
> mensis -> mensis.
> fontforge-extras -> fontforge-extras (for the encodings.ps, cidmaps and
> showttf)
> This will make the maintaining easier and the packages will be build
> from the upstream tarballs (now we ourselves make the .tar.gz file from
> three upstream .tar.bz2 files). But this is very big changes and must be
> agreement between all our team. 

+1 from me.

also, I'd like to enable a few options more in the fontforge build,
probably all except the patented binary hinting.

Arne Götje (高盛華) <arne at linux.org.tw>
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