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Re: [RFA] Your [PACKAGE_NAME] did not pass QA



On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 09:00:22PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le lundi 23 novembre 2009 à 13:48 -0600, Chris Adams a écrit :
> > Once upon a time, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas mailhot laposte net> said:
> > > Le lundi 23 novembre 2009 à 09:51 -0700, Jerry James a écrit :
> > > > 1) I'm going to nag you forever about a problem you can't fix.
> > > 
> > > This is false, it can get fixed, either with code changes or by dropping
> > > the offending package
> > 
> > Core fonts are not going away, are they? 
> 
> The infra no, the fonts (or at least part of them) yes
> 
> >  Then why the hate for legacy
> > packages using a legacy interface?
> 
> The interface is legacy because it didn't work well, and we do not have
> users sophisticated enough to undestand their font problems are caused
> by their wandering in the legacy minefield land some packagers
> recklessly expose.
> 
As notting reminded me yesterday, we do not keep software out of Fedora
solely because it is crap.  So, although it would be nice to port code that
uses core fonts to use fontconfig, it could be counter productive to list
them along with other problems discovered in font packages that we can and
should fix at the packaging level.  You run the risk of getting the
script/email that's making these updates ignored even when it's reporting
genuine, fixable problems.

-Toshio

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