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Re: New font packaging guidelines

Le dimanche 04 janvier 2009 à 16:11 +0200, Andy Shevchenko a écrit :
> On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 05:13:35PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > As some of you may know, after more than a month of consultation,
> > feedback and tweaking new font packaging guidelines have been approved
> > by FESCO.
> As I said before in [1]

[For people who didn't follow, after FPC and FESCO approved the new
rules, when Andy Shevchenko was notified via bugzilla to apply them]

>  the new guidelines has at least bad explanation about
> fonts which are used to create internal documentation like *.pdf from *.tex.

There is no bad explanation at all because they are not intended to be
special-cased at all, so they don't need special explanations.

There are many tools that may misbehave and install stuff like fonts
they should not, but this is not a reason to let it pass in packages.

> In my case [1] the *.ttf has been shipped under %{_docdir}. 
> And actually this font file is attached to package during generation
> documentation via doxygen [2]. 
> I consider is not a bug at all in case of jack-audio-connection-kit-devel. The
> way to follow by rules is to patch doxygen.

When you ship material you should not ship it's a bug in your package.
Otherwise one could do pretty much anything he wanted and claim it was
the fault of the tools he used.

I've filled a bug on doxygen if that makes you feel better, but really,
it's an easy fix in your package and there's no reason to postpone the
fix till the tools you use are eventually fixed upstream


Nicolas Mailhot

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