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Bug#640885: ITP: ruby-ttfunk -- Ruby library to parse TrueType font metrics



Dear Gunnar,

On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 at 07:24:40PM -0500, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> I originally packaged libprawn-ruby in 2009. When I did it, its
> upstream recommended me to keep ttfunk and pdfinspector in sync with
> it, as they are not really independent packages and are (or were, at
> least) unlikely to be useful by themselves. The sources are not
> developed in a single tree nor distributed as a single tarball, and
> that's the reason libprawn-ruby has three source tarballs. I decided
> not to make it into three separate packages in order not to needlessly
> create new, small packages.

> Of course, it's more hassle for maintenance, and there _are_ strong
> points towards having a regular, single-tarball package. I'm not
> writing this to stop you  from splitting the packages, but just to give
> you some perspective on my reasoning.

Thank you for your comments. I guess that now the point of view of
upstream has changed a little bit [0,1].

[0] https://github.com/sandal/prawn/issues/191
[1] https://github.com/sandal/pdf-inspector/blob/master/README (third
    paragraph)

ttfunk as well as pdf-inspector are now distributed as independent gems, and
may have an interest independently from libprawn-ruby. As far as ttfunk
is concerned, one might think of a font collection manager for instance?. 
Moreover, this fits particularly well with the new Ruby packaging workflow.
I guess that having these packages split is the easiest way to maintain
them and to follow upstream.

Best regards,

  Cédric

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