[Pkg-fonts-devel] Why isn't ubuntu-font-family in Debian yet?

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Sun Dec 11 09:50:24 UTC 2011

2011/12/11 shirish शिरीष <shirishag75 at gmail.com>:

>  The last time I had asked about ubuntu-font-family inclusion in
> Debian, I was told that it is due to Squeeze freeze, please see the
> thread at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu-font-family/+question/141053
> and specifically answer 2 in there.
> " a. Now that the Ubuntu Font Family is increasing in usefulness, we
> work on getting it into Debian. Because Debian is in freeze for the
> upcoming "squeeze" release at the moment this probably can't really
> happen just yet."
> Now as far as I know there is no freeze atm and Debian would probably
> go into freeze in June 2012
> (http://www.linux-archive.org/ubuntu-kernel-team/605327-fwd-linux-kernel-version-wheezy.html
> among other resources/)  it probably would be a good idea to get it
> into Debian.
> Any comments anyone. If it needs an RFP Ihttp://wiki.debian.org/RFP
> then would do that to jumpstart the process.

I talked to the relevant Ubuntu people at DebConf11. It turns out that
they are using proprietary tools to build the font, so it can't be put
it into Debian just yet. I guess it would be fine for contrib though.



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