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

Davide Viti zinosat at tiscali.it
Wed Mar 7 22:17:50 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 11:08:09PM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> 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'm still on #dejavu , so I'll be glad to keep the connection if it can be of any

> 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.

might be worth checking if Eugeny is interested in stepping up: I guess he'd probably 
be very appropriate for this, since he contributes ALOT to the dejavu package.
He's not on irc right now but I'm CC'ing him

> 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.

Thanx alot

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