[Pkg-fonts-devel] Amiri 0.106 fails to build on Debian

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed Jul 10 22:19:52 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jul 09, 2013 at 09:24:39PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 4:45 AM, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> > It is an entirely new thing (basically a FontForge fork), not related to
> > the tools used to build Barry Schwartz fonts.
> I'm up to sortsmill-tools in my once-per-release-upload-everything run
> so I'm revisiting this thread.
> Why fork FontForge instead of contributing to upstream?

Because we don't like the development direction of current upstream;
George Williams is no longer working on it, the new team and us have
different ideas on what a usable working font editor should look like.

> Why does it have the same name as Barry Schwartz' sortsmill-tools?
> Will future versions of Prociono and Goudy Book Letter build with the
> FontForge sortsmill-tools?
> What is the future of  Barry Schwartz' sortsmill-tools?

Barry has to answer this.


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