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Re: Help/sponsorship needed in upstreaming multiple elpa/melpa packages to debian


Ср 20 мая 2020 @ 19:39 Nicholas D Steeves <nsteeves@gmail.com>:

>> all-the-icons.el:
>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=893983
>> https://salsa.debian.org/Valdaer/all-the-icons.el
>> https://mentors.debian.net/package/all-the-icons-el
> I do not believe this one meets our high standards, which is why I gave
> up on the ITP.  Namely, I investigated the standards of the Font Team,
> saw how they were generating fonts, saw this was not possible with
> all-the-icons.el.  I believe I also filed some bugs and/or attempted to
> contact our Font Team, but sadly never received a reply.  At any rate,
> while I think font icons are a cool hack, others have expressed strong
> opinions about how font icons are an abomination that should DIAF.
> Supposing we did go ahead with uploading this, my concerns are:  1)
> trademarked images that are removed from the font-foo packages for DFSG
> reasons.  2) Conflicts with the system-wide font-foo packages and
> associated bug potential.
> I just noticed I never provided my rationale to #893983, so I'm doing
> that now.

Probably one could use fonts from the Debian archive. That is,
symlinking them, or changing relevant ELisp code, no? At least font
Awesome is already packaged as fonts-font-awesome. Guess in case some of
the fonts are not packaged yet, one should package them separately


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