[Bug 401641] Add dependency on mkfontdir and mkfontscale: xorg-x11-font-utils

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Wed Nov 28 12:32:12 UTC 2007

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Summary: Add dependency on mkfontdir and mkfontscale: xorg-x11-font-utils


------- Additional Comments From nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net  2007-11-28 07:32 EST -------
(In reply to comment #9)
> (In reply to comment #5)
> > (In reply to comment #4)

> > > And Nicolas, can we please get some more care for core fonts in the font sig,
> > 
> > Core fonts will get as much care in the SIG as core fonts users contribute. It's
> > a wiki, write autoritative core font scriptlets or guidelines I've said many
> > times I would welcome them.
> > 
> > What I refuse to do is to do this work in the stead of core font users. I've
> > paid the "can not find font fixed" price like everyone in the distro for years,
> > it's time for core font users to start taking care of themselves.
> > 
> The problem is not that you are refusing to work on core font Guidelines, the
> problem is that you are actually meddling with Core fonts existing practices in
> such a way that core fonts break.

Please look at changelogs dates, this particular package (and all the broken
core font packages we have right now) was modified before I even launched the
Font SIG idea. I didn't break anything. I didn't touch this package. It would be
broken the same way if I hadn't done any font work. Now people find out core
fonts are broken, I only ask they find clean solutions that do not clash with
what we've done for other font systems, and document them so we don't hit the
same problems in 20 different packages.

Core font users are used to the comfortable position where someone else fixes
their problems for them. Big news: core font system is not critical enough
anymore for this to happen. Stop complaining about the SIG the SIG didn't break
anything, core fonts basically broke because no one was caring enough anymore to
write good guidelines and check they actually work. The fix is to actually step
up to write the guidelines, not rant about the SIG in bugs.

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