Packaging Committee Meeting Summary (2010-02-03)

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Fri Feb 5 08:56:11 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 11:26:22PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> No, my argument is that the problem this tries to protect against is
> purely cosmetic, and is cosmetic in an area which has little practical
> importance. That makes it very low in my priority scale. Nevertheless I
> would support the fix anyway if it was safe. But it is not safe, it's
> trading a problem which has no real practical consequences, for problems
> that do have practical consequences.
> It's too easy to say packagers just have to do better, packager time is
> not limitless, it's a precious resource people are asking to squander
> just because they can here. The day I have three candidates to package
> each font the design team asks for I'll support this kind of nitpicking,
> but in the meanwhile this kind of "just do it, packagers have to bear
> the burden of working around rpm limits at any cost, even for cosmetic
> issues" is not practical at all.



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