Re: Considering packaging: Microsoft Web Font pack
On Sun, Dec 06, 1998 at 10:33:07AM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> > More generally, I think this falls in the category of "if the author
> > doesn't want us to distribute it, or if we don't feel it's right for us
> > to distribute it, we don't".
> From an outsiders point of view why not just make a wrapper package
> like the old netscape or rvplayer ones. Have the user download the
> file before hand and then let the package extract and install it.
Microsoft may remove these files from their web site at any time. In
particular, the win32 files are hard to pull apart, so we need the win16
ones. (I'm aware of the internationalization issue; if you can find a way
to split those win32 .exe files from Linux, let me know.)
Secondly, it's orders of magnitude more convenient to let APT
download/install the fonts than to download them one by one from
www.microsoft.com and then run a weird command to install them.