[Pkg-fonts-devel] Adobe ADFKO is now free software!

ChangZhuo Chen (陳昌倬) czchen at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 07:57:18 UTC 2014

On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 08:39:40AM +0100, Nicolas Spalinger wrote:
> At the AtypI talk, Adobe indicated that this release is still rough and
> does not comes "batteries included".
> It's a major milestone and will likely to be tremendously useful but
> it's not quite ready yet.
> The tree structure, paths and the internal libraries are not likely to
> be made with all the Debian policy and best practises in mind or widely
> tested either.
> One issue is actually getting it to use the system python properly.
> I'm looking into it as well over the next few days.

I put my current work in [0]. Beside system python issue, we also miss
some required modules likes FontTools v2.5, fontMath-ufo3,
robofab-utf3k, defcon-utf3, mutatorMath. We might also need to package
them as well.

> Can I recommend that we concentrate on helping getting it to run
> properly on Debian via friendly upstream patches / pull requests
> instead of just maintaining a Debian-specific fork?

I agree. I will see if it is possible to use standard build system like
cmake, pip, etc so that we can package it easier.

[0] http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-fonts/afdko.git

ChangZhuo Chen (陳昌倬) <czchen at gmail.com>
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