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

Davide Viti zinosat at tiscali.it
Wed Sep 10 07:43:54 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 11:14:28PM +0300, K??stutis Bili??nas wrote:
> Pn, 2008 09 05 09:34 +0300, Kęstutis Biliūnas rašė: 
> > 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.
> Why nobody is interested in that problem? Well, I have prepared the some
> draft packages for the review. These packages can be found on my apt
> repository at http://kebil.ghost.lt/debian/pool/fontforge/ .
> Perhaps that will start a discussion about the sense of such changes.
> First of all I want to hear the opinion from Christian and Davide. And
> if you agree with such changes, I will start to prepare the similar
> packages on the our SVN repository for the experimental branch.  

I think this is the right way to proceed: the first time I put my hands on the FF
source package I did not like too much having to deal with different source
tarballs coming from different upstream sources.
Everything will be more modular and changes will be easier to track down indeed.

I guess these changes are not meant to be included in Lenny though.
As usual, thank you a lot for your great work on the package.

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