Re: Bug#446030: RFA: kbd -- Linux console font and keytable utilities
On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 01:56:03AM +0200, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> Is there a reason to still keep kbd around?
Kbd has upstream maintainer, console-tools is dead. Because of this
Alastair McKinstry has already tagged several bugs as wontfix [*].
The transition from console-tools to kbd has been planned for years
and the only reason of the delay is the chronic shortage of console
maintainers in Debian. It seems Alastair supports only console-tools
and for the rest it is only me and Christian Perrier and we both are
doing this only because nobody else does.
> Is there something in kbd that console-tools doesn't do?
Kbd supports large fonts for high-resolution framebuffer modes.
Also the utilities of console-tools depend on libconsole. I think
because of this it will be difficult to create small size udebs based