[Bug 477606] RFE: warn on fonts installed outside %_fontbasedir

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Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi> changed:

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--- Comment #5 from Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi>  2008-12-23 12:28:55 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> There was more than a month of public RFC when you could ask such questions
> (you were one of the handful of people explicitely CC-ed)

In the mails that reached my inbox of that thread, I count total of 3 people
who provided *any* opinions of the proposal: one voiced "doubt about the
usefulness of this", and two others concurred "this sounds like severe
overkill".  The brief look I had into the proposal made me firmly agree with
those opinions and I was pleased I did not have to dig more deeply into the
proposal as several others were already raising the same concerns, and lost
interest in the rest of the discussion after that, being (in retrospect,
apparently mistakenly) assured that the existing opposition would result in it
being cleaned up.

For some reason the proposal was pushed through nevertheless, and now that
you're asking people to spend their time adding support for it (without
providing code/patches, not only here but in a couple of other bug reports as
well), you seem annoyed at me just because I'm pointing out the issues you may
run into down that road.  That makes implementing it an even less interesting
thing for me personally to consider spending my time on.  Good luck finding
others to do it.

Anyway, you did not answer my question in comment 3 but placed a needinfo flag
along with comment 4 - what is the info you're looking for, and from whom?

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