[Pkg-fonts-devel] Updated fonts-android has fonts missing
dr at jones.dk
Sun Oct 18 08:46:22 UTC 2015
Quoting Vasudev Kamath (2015-10-18 09:49:46)
> Fabian Greffrath <fabian at debian.org> writes:
> > Hi Vasudev,
> > Am Samstag, den 10.10.2015, 20:29 +0530 schrieb Vasudev Kamath:
> >> Any one knows what really happened here?. I never followed
> >> development
> >> of Android fonts and now I'm confused by these changes.
> > me neither. My only guess is that Droid fonts have been absorbed into
> > Noto fonts and Roboto fonts have been split out into a separate
> > independent project (as you already pointed out).
> This particular commit confirms that part!. ¹ Where many of droid fonts
> but might not be all are deleted. Here their fonts xml is updated to
> point to noto fonts for serif and sans family ² Here is commit which
> confirms removal of Roboto font due to new upstream ³
> All the fonts like roboto noto are present at ⁴ with external/
> ¹ https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/base/+/a08f0f8f453bb192dd0c4cd25a5aeb05986805fc
> ² https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/base/+/8c1f9360ce12e43cb18e1569b59f6b1674e9ea86%5E!/#F0
> ³ https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/base/+/5a5f1429dec06ee392c194d2a4250b9455a2cf94
> ⁴ https://android.googlesource.com/platform/
> > But this is really just based on hear-say, maybe other have a better
> > educated point of view.
> So now what is next plan. Here is what I think
> 1. Put a NEWS file mentioning that Droid fonts are now merged into Noto
> fonts and recommend it?. (Better than depending I hope).
> 2. Probably Noto fonts puts a Provides? I'm just suggesting so I would
> love suggestions from fellow developers here.
> 3. Drop fonts-roboto binary package and clearly mention about this in
> NEWS file.
> 4. Package Roboto from new upstream (but this needs lot of tools
Please elaborate on your points above: I summarize in rather compact
form and I have trouble extracting what you mean by each point. E.g.
describe which binary package you suggest should provide which other
(virtual?) package name, in which binary package a NEWS file should be
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