[Pkg-fonts-devel] Greetings

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Tue Apr 4 09:39:26 UTC 2017

On 04/04/2017 09:58 AM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Hi Bobby,
> Quoting Bobby de Vos (2017-04-03 23:38:35)
>> On 2017-03-31 04:16, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>>> I am quite curious to learn more about your approach - especially 
>>> the part that you have succeeded in moving to Free tools.  Because - 
>>> apart from you making great fonts which is obviously great in itself 
>>> - that can serve as inspiration for other font makers.
>> The build system we are using is smith located at 
>> https://github.com/silnrsi/smith
>> Instructions for installing smith (either binary packages or from 
>> source) are at 
>> https://github.com/silnrsi/smith/blob/master/docs/smith/tool.asc
> Thanks!
> That tool is new to me.  And to Debian too, apparently - looking for it 
> at https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/prospective which lists all 
> so-called RFP and ITP bugreport.
> Could you please help start the process of getting that tool included in 
> Debian, by filing either an RFP or an ITP bugreport - short instruction 
> on how to do that here: https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/#l1

That tool is still under heavy development. 
One of the issue with packaging is handling the long chain of dependencies that it carries. 

It's more like a orchestra director with a bunch of different instruments than a standalone utility. 

We are looking at the steps needed beyond the ITP itself. 


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