Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1258542
Review Request: hack-fonts - A typeface designed for source code
Last modified: 2017-01-03 08:29:55 EST
Spec URL: https://heliocastro.fedorapeople.org/hack-fonts.spec
SRPM URL: https://heliocastro.fedorapeople.org/hack-fonts-2.010-1.fc22.src.rpm
Description: A typeface designed for source code
Fedora Account System Username: heliocastro
From the policy: "Fonts SHOULD be built from source whenever upstream provides them in a source format" - upstream does appear to provide source here.
They have the source, but no instructions how to build it whatsoever.
I just followed the same process used on Overpass Red Hat font, which has the source available, but same way, only the type faces are included.
NEW version released.
(In reply to Helio Chissini de Castro from comment #2)
> They have the source, but no instructions how to build it whatsoever.
> I just followed the same process used on Overpass Red Hat font, which has
> the source available, but same way, only the type faces are included.
This is ridiculous, the fonts are derived from DejaVu, and DejaVu build is completely scripted. The project just need to fork the build scripts like it forked everything else, and decide on a naming policy
I really hope to see this package in the main repo soon :)
Where are we in this review? Upstream is excited to get Hack into Fedora.
Updated SPEC and SRPM
Copr repo updated as well
Any further update on this?
Package request has been denied with the reason: Review not approved.
I will do review since I want this font already. Expect a review for tomorrow.
I'll just take this over if nobody is doing this, will ask for a review.
This was strangely forgotten.
Before we can even move to package this, does anyone know how this is built? I've opened a ticket on upstream's github, Debian has this packaged but I don't see them doing any source builds of the fonts.
I need some clarification on our policy for this. Given Debian is even more severe for requiring sources, maybe Fedora should follow Debian's guide on this?
Debian is using same approach as me, using the precompiled ttf/otf
The only thing is that we're deploying only ttf and debian both ones.
And i personally don't know if worth pack the web fonts.
Well, if it's acceptable to Debian surely this should be acceptable to Fedora, if not something seems wrong with our policy...
Debian is not inevitably 'freer' than Fedora. Our requirements are more strict in some ways. Just because Debian doesn't (and, AFAICT, never has) required fonts to be compiled from source doesn't mean we're wrong in requiring this.
Upstream bug regarding building this font from source: https://github.com/chrissimpkins/Hack/issues/227
I am in contact with upstream, they are looking at improving our ability to build the fonts from scratch. More on this when they get back to me.