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Re: RFS: urw-garamond -- scalable PostScript font from the Garamond family

Hi, Kevin.

On May 19 2006, Kevin Bube wrote:
> Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br> writes:
> > Oh, BTW, I read the sources (quite quickly, so I may have missed
> > some finer points) and it seems that you strive for compliancy with
> > the new xorg 7.
> Yes, the package is done for unstable. Is X.org 7 expected to go into
> etch? Or is it better to use the X11R6 locations for now?

While I do think that xorg 7 is supposed to get into testing for the
etch release, there may be some time before that happens. This means
that your package won't be usable for those that run etch, until that

Depending on the dependencies (I didn't pay attention to those), your
package won't migrate to testing before xorg 7 goes. So, your package
will get less exposure.

I would be willing to test and use it (actually *using* the package
should be its primary goal), :-) if I could use it with etch.

> > Would you please be kind to flexibilize the packaging of the
> > garamond fonts so that we can use it in systems running an older
> > version of xorg?
> I could make the destination of the urw-garamond.scale file a variable
> in the rules file.  The destination for the font files already is
> one. Is that sufficient?

I think that having it working with earlier xorg versions would
facilitate the life of people that would consider using backported
versions of your package.

Of course, there's nothing wrong in being "purist" with the package an
insisting that it should only work with xorg 7, but given that we are
already talking about a (possibly) non-free package, being "purist"
about it in Debian seems to be ironic, isn't it? :-)

Thanks for your efforts, Rogério Brito.

Rogério Brito : rbrito@ime.usp.br : http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito
Homepage of the algorithms package : http://algorithms.berlios.de
Homepage on freshmeat:  http://freshmeat.net/projects/algorithms/

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