[Pkg-fonts-devel] Cantarel font

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Mon Mar 7 16:01:57 UTC 2011

Am 07.03.2011 16:20, schrieb Nicolas Spalinger:
> My point was to recommend pinging them and asking to make their build
> system usable by packagers instead of us forking it or grafting
> something else on top (even from a different project) they may not use
> themselves, which really boils down to maintaining the delta which is
> non-trivial.

I have asked upstream to provide a rule to rebuild the font files, 
see: <https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=644126>

> Well, apart from gently and respectfully nudging the authors and
> maintainers, maybe sending patches so that the font source tree comes
> closer to the general community recommendation of our
> foo-open-font-sources VCS template?

Sorry, I am really unable to follow you on this... :/

> Considering that the copyright of the work is assigned to a company and
> not GNOME as a non-profit, I'm not sure how GNOME could be the
> foundry...    Also there are some discrepancies with a foundry name
> which is different than the company name in the metadata of the various
> source files.
> I guess it's good to ask upstream to clarify and be consistent before we
> package.

David Crossland (the original author) has just posted to this list 
that he thinks the proposed package name sounds like a good idea. ;)

> The Fedora binary package currently picks up only the .otf files.
> I think we should do the same given the scope of that particular open font.

Alright, this would also incidently solve the issue of re-inventing 
upstream's build system to rebuild the fonts. ;)


  - Fabian

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