[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#609094: Bug#609094: fontforge: Fails to build ttf-dejavu

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Tue Jan 18 11:07:20 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan  6, 2011 at 21:27:11 +0200, Khaled Hosny wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 08:13:28PM -0800, Daniel Schepler wrote:
> > Package: fontforge
> > Version: 0.0.20100501-4
> > Severity: serious
> Bugs like this make wounder if it is wise for distributions to build
> fonts from source instead of just using upstream supplied font files.
> I mean, what is the benefit from building from source? I, as a font
> author, I can see many possible problems with no obvious benefit.
If we didn't build from source, we wouldn't catch bugs like this.

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