[Pkg-fonts-devel] open-font-design-toolkit is marked for autoremoval from testing
nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Wed Nov 5 18:27:55 UTC 2014
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On 11/05/2014 05:57 PM, Daniel Glassey wrote:
> On Tue, May 06, 2014 at 02:25:32PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> Quoting Nicolas Spalinger (2014-05-06 13:45:44)
>>> On 06/05/14 06:32, Christian PERRIER wrote:
>>>> Quoting Nicolas Spalinger (nicolas_spalinger at sil.org):
>>>>> On 28/04/14 05:39, Debian testing autoremoval watch wrote:
>>>>>> open-font-design-toolkit 1.5 is marked for autoremoval from testing on 2014-05-27
>>>>>> It (build-)depends on packages with these RC bugs:
>>>>>> 744698: fontmatrix: [fontmatrix] [DFSG] missing source
>>>>> Upstream fontmatrix sources have moved to
>>>>> Can someone please help prevent this autoremoval?
>>>> I'm somehow "tracking" this issue, but the real fix is in the
>>>> fontmatrix package.
>>>> I actually wonder whether it is really a good idea to *depend* on
>>>> packages. We should maybe only *recommend* this in order to avoid
>>>> o-f-d-t to be in danger as soon as one of the packages in the toolkit
>>>> is RC-buggy in the distribution.
>>>> So, the fix might be "s/Depends:/Recommends:"
>>> Since this is intended to be a meta-package (an empty package which
>>> pulls in various other packages) what would work best?
>> I believe this is best:
>> * Use "Depends:" generally, and keep the list up-to-date.
>> * Use "Recommendends:" if available only on a subset of Debian
> Hello fonts folks,
> Does anyone have any plans to get open-font-design-toolkit into a state for release in jessie?
> Currently it is blocked on RC bugs in fontmatrix (missing sources) and zpb-ttf (maintainers email
> address fails).
> Would it be sufficient to "Recommends:" on those? Or would it be necessary to remove the dependencies
> on those for the package that goes in jessie?
> zpb-ttf is effectively orphaned so I could upload a package to change maintainer to the team. But the
> version 0.7-2 is way behind the current version 1.0.3 . Would we really want 0.7 in jessie? I think we
> should just remove the dependency and upload zpb-ttf with changed maintainer to experimental.
> I think it is worth trying to sort out the missing sources for fontmatrix and fix that RC bug.
Thanks for looking into this!
It would be great to have this package available in Jessie.
I agree that removing the dependencies to cl-zpb-ttf is a good idea.
And just moving fontmatrix to Recommends:
I have lacked the time to properly take care of this (meta)package. Sorry about that.
But I have compiled a more complete list of tools to help with open font design on http://ofdk.open-fonts.org/
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