Bug 1201138 - A new version of Fontforge is available
Summary: A new version of Fontforge is available
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fontforge
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Fenzi
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-03-12 06:06 UTC by Zirneklitis
Modified: 2015-03-27 12:59 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-03-12 11:46:21 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Zirneklitis 2015-03-12 06:06:39 UTC
Description of problem:

The new Fontforge's version is not available for Fedora 20. It is available only for Fedora 21 and Fedora 22.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Actual results:

Old version.

Expected results:

The same version as in Fedora 22 is expected.

Additional info:

There is a newer Fontforge release at https://github.com/fontforge/fontforge/releases : “This release fixes a few small problems and crashes and adds support for fine point adjustment”.

Comment 1 Parag Nemade 2015-03-12 06:24:10 UTC
I will work on updating new upstream in rawhide. But, I have no plans to backport current fontforge in F21 to F20.

Please consider updating your system to Fedora 21.

Kevin, I see package monitoring is not default ON for fontforge. I have added the project to Anitya but pkgdb still need permission from you to ON the monitoring to get new upstream release bug filed.

Comment 2 Zirneklitis 2015-03-12 11:23:32 UTC
(In reply to Parag from comment #1)
> ..
> Please consider updating your system to Fedora 21.
> ..

I have rebuilt from fontforge-20141230-2.fc22.src.rpm on my Fedora 20 x64 system without any problems.

Comment 3 Parag Nemade 2015-03-12 11:39:33 UTC
I do have copr repository setup for fontforge releases https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/pnemade/fontforge/

you can install https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/pnemade/fontforge/repo/fedora-20/pnemade-fontforge-fedora-20.repo and get the latest updates.

Comment 4 Kevin Fenzi 2015-03-12 11:46:21 UTC
We don't typically like upgrading fontforge in stable releases. It's used to build fonts and if we break or change something that prevents font maintainers from being able to update. In addition people don't like their tools changing in the middle of a stable release. 

So, I'm against an f20 update unless there's a more compelling reason. Sorry. 

Parag: I acked your acls and set monitoring on. ;)

Comment 5 Zirneklitis 2015-03-27 12:59:55 UTC
There are a lot reasons why Fontforge should be updated for Fedora 20, e.g.:

1. Enhanced support for using native U. F. O. data structures;

2. No more tiny letters in GUI.

By the way – it is possible to compile from the Fedora 21 or 22 source rpm-s without any modifications.

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