[Pkg-fonts-devel] Creating a mirror of fontforge's CVS repository

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Wed Apr 21 02:05:31 UTC 2010

2010/4/21 Rogério Brito <rbrito at ime.usp.br>:

> Just some newbie questions: can I put a cronjob there to fetch the
> changes once a day? I don't know what kind of permissions I have on
> alioth.

You should be able to set up a cron job. The pkg-fonts review script
runs from a cron job in my user for eg.

> BTW, where should I create a repository like this? Under the pkg-fonts
> umbrella? It seems to me that the team doesn't seem to use git that
> much...

Yeah, pkg-fonts should be fine. It is true that we don't use git much,
fonts generally lend themselves better to svn-buildpackage's
mergeWithUpstream mode.

I intend to switch ttf-mph-2b-damase to git when I convert the "source
code" from TTF to FontForge SFD. Upstream is no longer working on it
and my attempts to merge it into DejaVu and/or FreeFont weren't very
successful so I figured pkg-fonts could become upstream.

> Another thing that would rock would be to create a git mirror of our SVN
> repository---I've been having some severe problems with network outages
> and I would prefer to keep working/committing even when I am
> disconnected.

That should be easy enough for you to do. You could even login to
alioth, run the conversion and tar it up and download it in one go.



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