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

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Sun Dec 11 10:08:46 UTC 2011

On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 5:50 PM, Paul Wise <pabs at debian.org> wrote:
> 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.

There is an RFP already:




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