[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#756456: Bug#756456: Apply to debian fonts task force

Vasudev Kamath kamathvasudev at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 10:59:20 UTC 2014

On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 4:13 PM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
> If the source of all fonts bundled as fonts-noto is truly the same, then
> it makes good sense to me to continue redistribute in Debian as a single
> source package as we do now.
> If additionally the size of the bundle becomes 400+MB then it makes good
> sense to me to split into multiple binary packages.

>From Chang's description CJK variant itself is 400+MB and till now it
was not merged into noto, But Chang's patch to merge it into main
tarball has been accepted so not sure how large that will make
resulting fonts-noto tarball.

> If, however, the upstream really is a bundling of sources actually
> developed elsewhere, then preferrably we should track those other
> sources directly - and eventually (if there is any benefit for Debian in
> doing so) keep the fonts-noto package as a metapackage pulling in all
> those other packages which together becomes same as what Google calls
> the "noto" bundle of fonts.

I don't think its done else where, every thing is done by Google
itself but again I'm not completely sure I stopped monitoring the
project for a while now. May be some one who is following the project
closely can enlighten us.

And regarding creating fonts-noto as meta package also sounds Good.

> In other words: I see no need to wait for upstream to split into
> multiple sub-parts - upstream may not have same needs as Debian for
> separation.

Well you are right :) I wanted to wait only because I was bit lazy ;-)


Vasudev Kamath

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