Re: What happens if a package includes non-free fonts already?

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On 07/18/2010 11:51 AM, Parag N(पराग़) wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 6:33 AM, Kevin Fenzi<kevin@xxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>> On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 23:35:26 +0200
>> Sven Lankes<sven@xxxxxxx>  wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 10:09:37AM +0100, Paul Flo Williams wrote:
>>>> I imagine that Nicholas raised this problem while doing his periodic
>>>> fonts-incorrectly-packaged-in-non-font-package checks. The request
>>>> to separate out the fonts from poker3d-data has been long since
>>>> closed WONTFIX:
>>> I just went through all bugs blocking F11-new-font-rules that have
>>> been closed recently through the bugzapper EOL procedure and reopened
>>> those which are clearly still valid.
>>> A rather large number of packages never had a single reply from one of
>>> the maintainers.
>> Sad. ;(
>>> Do we have any provenpackages who volunteer to be CCed on bugs that
>>> have patches attached? (Not that there currently are any such bugs
>>> with patches but reopening I have found some low hanging fruits which
>>> I'm planning to look at in the future).
>> We should be careful here... if the packagers are really gone and no
>> longer maintaining we should orphan the packages so people can take
>> them over, not keep drive by maintaining them without being very
>> involved. :) IMHO.
> I think those packages whose spec's need to be re-written should block
> F14Target and volunteer's are welcome to post patches/fix them.
> Recently I come across few packages which need to follow current fonts
> packaging guidelines. I start working on those but found
> is almost broken and for those fonts it is
> upstream. I am now searching those fonts if have some other publisher.
> If i will find any other foundry then will use and import it in Fedora
> otherwise my suggestion will be to retire those packages whose
> upstream are gone now.

Unless I read the thread wrong will return. Also I see
no reason to drop packages just because there upstream is gone. Esp. for
something like a font. If its a nice font and reasonably complete what sort
of maintenance would you expect from upstream ? I mean once Rembrand had
finished the Night Watch, it was well finished. I don't see how a font is
much different.


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