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



On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 10:03:26 +0100,
  Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas mailhot laposte net> wrote:
> 
> 5. The real users of this stuff never contributed a bit to this
> maintenance, avoid answering questions when people ask something about
> it, refused to write packaging guidelines to help others do this work
> for them when (repeatedly) invited to, and react in a very hostile
> manner when they get a single mail asking them to make some effort to
> stop using this stuff (either patching it out, convincing their upstream
> to do this change, or finding another non-core-fonts-using alternative
> to package in Fedora, there are many possible solutions). They were
> *not* asked to help cleaning up the font packages themselves, because,
> after all this years of no action, it's pretty clear none of them want
> to.

In my case, glest development has a whole separate branch for what will
eventually become the new glest, and I expect it is going to be a significant
amount of time before that version will be worth packaging and in the
mean time the version that is packaged isn't going to be getting upstream
updates.

chess' upstream is dead. However I am looking at becoming the new upstream
(as ogre chess) pending my application for fedorahosted space being accepted.
ogre development also seems to have moved on to the next version and the
fonts are used in some samples they upstream may not worth feeling the need
to change.

So for any of these to change, it will probably need to be done by Fedora
people. I have no knowledge of how to go about doing this even for simple
cases. It would be really nice of someone could write up some documentation
about how one might use fonts in the way expected for Fedora in at least
simple cases, so us non-font specialist packagers would have a chance to
help out.


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