[Pkg-fonts-devel] [RFS] fonts-georgewilliams
bubulle at debian.org
Sat Apr 19 06:22:45 UTC 2014
Quoting Francesca Ciceri (madamezou at zouish.org):
> It would make sense to probably include the sources in the package, and
> generate the ttf via fontforge. I've looked a bit at how this is done in
> other packages (fonts-dejavu mainly) and I think I can experiment a bit
> with this kind of change.
I fully support this. When possible, rebuilding the fonts at build
time should be encouraged. Some people debate this because, sometimes,
FF is known to have weird bahaviour (supposedly) but, well, it would
be more or less like not rebuilding C code because, sometimes, GCC
changes its behaviour.
> I'll update the license situation, so that now we have: source →
> OFL/BSD, debian/* files GPL.
> Does that makes sense for fonts that are not updated by upstream since
> ages (2004 the more recent update, but they all are more or less
> 2002-2003 according to upstream homepage)? I don't use them, and I
> started to work on this just to help with the migration. I feel like the
> stray dog followed me home :).
> But, I'm using this package to learn, and it's great on that point of
> view, I'm just not sure on a team-wide point of view how much this work
> makes sense.
It fully makes sense because :
- it makes you learn new things
- it brings some discussion in this list
- it helps cleaning out packages thathaven't received much attention
So, keep up with the good work, definitely.
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