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Re: ITP: ttf-xtt, xfonts-xtt

>>>>> In <[🔎] 20010102205846.B5204@korn.ch> 
>>>>>	Arthur Korn <arthur@korn.ch> wrote:
>> ISHIKAWA Mutsumi schrieb:
>> >  For example, if ttf-xtt-* includes meta datas(fonts.alias,
>> > fonts.scale, tfm and so on) and when only fonts.alias update and
>> > upload. A user would download ttf-xtt-* package (include other files,
>> > they are not updated), if the user use the package only for TeX (not
>> > using for X).This update perhaps would not need the user.

>> How often will the xfonts-* package change without the ttf-*
>> package changing as well? Probably never, at least not the
>> stable packages.

 xfonts-xtt-* packages will change more freqently than ttf-xtt-*
packages(from my experience.)

 For example, ttf-arphic-bkai00mp (this package provide Chinese
TrueType font) was released only once, but xfonts-arphic-bkai00mp
package (X related meta datas to use ttf-arphic-bkai00mp on X)was
released 4th times.

>> The cost of having some bytes more in the Packages.gz that
>> _every_ user has to download (even ppl who don't know japanese)
>> and greater resource usage of apt is much greater than the
>> advantage of not having to download 3.6M once every total
>> eclipse (only for ppl using these packages).

 Yes, this cost is big. But this is not related that `ttf-xtt-*
packages will include fonts.scale, fonts.alias, tfm and other meta
datas' or `proveide separate packages.'

 <ishikawa@linux.or.jp>, <ishikawa@debian.org>, <ishikawa@redhat.com>

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