[Pkg-fonts-devel] Future of fonts-android (source) [Was: updated fonts-androd has fonts missing]

Vasudev Kamath vasudev at copyninja.info
Fri Oct 23 06:43:24 UTC 2015

Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> writes:

>> Now coming fonts-roboto, we need to package it from the actual 
>> upstream.
> Are you informing that you'll do the work, or who are "we" in above?

We as in pkg-fonts team, it can be myself but I won't promise :-).

> Remember to also check build-rdeps!

Thanks will do.

> Makes good sense to track Roboto in new source package fonts-roboto.

Yes will do that.

> Droid, however seems not moved to Noto but instead abandoned upstream.  
> I suggest to keep current source package for Droid, move it to section 
> oldlibs, file bugreports to rdepends warning it might be dropped and 
> encouraging to consider use Noto instead.

Now there are some questions:

1. How long do we keep fonts-droid? For stretch release?
2. By default fonts-droid ships Fallback fonts also but upstream has
   updated it in newer release. So drop Fallback from fonts-droid and
   create new package tracking upstream Vcs and add dependencies to
> We can then either 
> a) keep Droid as-is for eternity, 
> b) gradually bump severy of those bugreports as we get closer to
> freeze and drop package before freeze, or
>c) update source package (eventually renaming it just 
> to look nicer) if we learn that upstream maintenance is renewed (either 
> by Google who commissioned the fonts, or Ascender who seems to own 
> copyright for it, or Christian Robertson who authored it originally, or 
> whoever else choosing to step up).

Not clear what you mean by point "c" can you please elaborate?.
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