[Pkg-fonts-devel] Updating fonts-noto and merging fonts-croscore

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Nov 22 15:15:22 UTC 2015

Quoting Vasudev Kamath (2015-11-22 15:20:44)
> Fabian Greffrath <fabian at debian.org> writes:
>> Am Sonntag, den 22.11.2015, 15:01 +0100 schrieb Jonas Smedegaard:
>>> Lots of release tags has "v" or "release-" as prefix - this clearly 
>>> looks like a suffix, not part of the _version_.
> Yes, I think its more like some "adobe license" related stuff was done 
> to repo and tagged to identify the point.

Upstream actually described what they meant, at 

> Tags the last release with fonts under the Apache 2.0 license.

So seems more like "notable release and we added reasoning as suffix".

>> As ugly as it is, I agree that it helps to identify the packaged 
>> version with respect to upstream's release tags.

Github intends those tags for release use, but upstream apparently don't 
use them as such: Only two release tags was ever issued, and for the 
first they added this comment:

> Since the fonts are all different versions, a regular version number 
> doesn't make much sense. We'll probably add date-based tags from time 
> to time when there are enough significant changes to warrant it, but 
> probably will not do so for every small update.

Quoting Vasudev Kamath (2015-11-22 15:20:44)
> Now using the tag name as version allows us to track upstream release 
> even if its ugly (as Fabian said). This is the reason I took it as 
> version.
> So I don't have any preference here, if team thinks this is not good 
> version I'm okay to change it :-).

I recommend for this project to a) use 2015-09-29 for the currently 
prepared release (because that matches our syntax for our previous 
release), and b) use release tags only as guideline and just release 
based on git snapshots (naming by date of snapshot).

 - Jonas

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