[Pkg-fonts-devel] FontForge Packaging

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Wed Jul 30 14:10:24 UTC 2014

On 07/29/2014 07:14 PM, Frank Trampe wrote:

> I'm working to add automatic packaging functionality to FontForge in
> support of what we hope to be frequent releases in a dedicated package
> repository (to be created soon). It seems that it would save me a lot of
> work and do a lot to maintain compatibility if I were to borrow most of the
> metadata from the existing Debian packaging overlay. Does this seem to be a
> reasonable approach?

If you're talking about debian packaging, and you plan to do more
frequent releases, it would be great to just put those into debian
itself (maybe in experimental for the ones you think might not be ready
for prime time).  I'm not sure what the merit is of having a separate repo.

If you do choose to do a separate repo, having your packaging diverge as
minimally as possible from the canonical debian packaging is a great idea.


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