[Pkg-fonts-devel] ttf-dejavu and ttf-freefont maintenance

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Wed Mar 7 22:08:09 UTC 2012

Quoting Davide Viti (zinosat at tiscali.it):
> Hi all,
> I've maintained the ttf-dejavu and ttf-freefont packages for the last few years and got to the 
> point where it makes no sense for me to continue this: my activity on the above packages dropped 
> to zero and I currently don't have the time and energy to spend time on Debian packages.
> I prefere to be the one who contributed actively and on time rather than the one unresponsive
> that needs to be contacted to get stuff fixed.
> Today I got some bug reports from Fabian and I can't spend time on it right now:
> anyone who can help?
> I'd still like to contribute if I had the chance to, but I currently think it's not doable.

Thanks a lot for notifying us, Davide. And thanks, of course, for all
the work you invested in these packages.

I hope you'll still have time to work on the package from time to
time. I think we (other pkg-fonts team members) can all work on the
package maintenance as these packages are in fairly good shape anyway.

My only concern is the link with DejaVu font maintainer(s) which you
maintained quite well. Do you think you could at least keep this (that
would leave you involved)?

I would be glad to see someone stepping in as "main" maintainer for
both these packages. It's really a work that is needed and this is a
recognized work. Please feel free to step up.

There are a few things to work on for both, such as the package rename
to fonts-* (which is maybe not trivial given that both packages are
quite widely used) and a few other things. So, really, these are good
packages for people who would like to be more invested in Debian.

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