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Re: interest in xfstt package

On Mon, Apr 20, 1998 at 10:16:29PM -0400, Stephen Carpenter wrote:

> About 10 mins ago I posted a message to the debian-user list in a
> discussion of this package xfstt.  The reason being that the package
> needs some work and I also have noticed it on the list of "Packages
> needing a new maintainer" That is why I am writting you now (and
> cc:ing debian-devel because I would like to get some more opinions
> on this) I fount xfstt a while back anbd love it...I think what it
> does is great (even if it is limited by the moronic copyrights on
> most fonts :( ) I am interested in volunteering some of my time and
> giving back to the Linux (and more specifically now debian) community,
> and am wondering if possibly you might think xfstt would make a good
> package to start with since I have never workerd on a package before.
> Yes I have read all of the documentation, the policy manual and all
> of that on the web page...and looked over a few times the packageing
> manual (need to play with it some more :) ) I am a little afraid of
> this...im unsure of my abilities I have fooled around with C for
> about 4 or 5 years and done some C++...playe dwith shell scripts and
> perl I admit I am unsure of what this will involve and the amount of
> work it requires... but one of the main reasons I use linu xin the
> first place is I want to learn...so I supose thats not entirely bad
> so im wondering what you (and others on debian-devel) think does this
> package seem like a bit much for a first package? if not...what do I
> do next (yes I read all of the info on how to get started but...that
> confused me just a bit... course thats probbaly just me :) )

Well, I'd like to invite you to join, or at least be in contact with, the X
Strike Force <http://master.debian.org/~branden/xsf.html> and me in
particular.  I'd like to learn more about xfstt and what I can do to make
sure it integrates smoothly with X.

After hamm is released I'm going to be re-engineering XFree86 a bit.  An
xserver-common package will be created, and xbase will be further
segregated.  I know it's a terrible thing to break X into even more binary
packages, but I think things like xfs and xdm need to be split off,
especially as they are targets for replacement on some systems.

G. Branden Robinson                 |  Somebody once asked me if I thought sex
Purdue University                   |  was dirty.  I said, "It is if you're
branden@purdue.edu                  |  doing it right."
http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ |  -- Woody Allen

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