Bug 481009 - Review request: pothana2000-fonts - Unicode compliant OpenType font for Telugu
Summary: Review request: pothana2000-fonts - Unicode compliant OpenType font for Telugu
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: sandeep shedmake
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 477471
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-01-21 18:01 UTC by sandeep shedmake
Modified: 2009-07-22 21:56 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 1.3.1-2.fc11
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-22 21:48:22 UTC
Type: ---
nicolas.mailhot: fedora-review+
kevin: fedora-cvs+

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Description sandeep shedmake 2009-01-21 18:01:02 UTC

Its Free OpenType font for Telugu created by
Dr. Tirumala Krishna Desikacharyulu. Font is 
Unicode version 5.1 compliant. 

SPEC: http://rakesh.gnulinuxcentar.org/pothana2000-fonts.spec
SRPM: rakesh.gnulinuxcentar.org/pothana2000-fonts-1.3-1.fc11.src.rpm

The source had a binary file called Pothana2k.exe which I removed and re compressed the source to tar.gz using generate-tarball.sh. I have kept this shell script as Source2.

Comment 1 sandeep shedmake 2009-01-21 18:01:46 UTC
Updated SRPM url http://rakesh.gnulinuxcentar.org/pothana2000-fonts-1.3-1.fc11.src.rpm

Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-01-24 11:40:52 UTC
1. you have two fonts in there, Pothana2000 and Vemana2000. Our guidelines call for their packaging in different packages or subpackages

2. now since they do not share the same version, this will difficult for you, unless you use a timestamp as version

3. you were quite right to remove the non-free .exe from the source, but that will stop our automatic 'did upstream release a new version' script checks from working

4. even though the PDF manual contains mostly unrelated windows info, it does contain the copyright notice so you should include it in %doc too

5. while we do accept pure GPL fonts in Fedora, the GPL has problems WRT embedding fonts in other documents (common for PDFs) so we much prefer if upstream added the FSF font exception to its licensing

⇒ none of those are blockers, but it would simplify your life considerably if you could convince upstream to publish each font in a separate versionned archive, with no .exe inside, and with the font exception added to its licensing

Please consider asking those changes of upstream before continuing

6. since upstream release two fonts (or more?) please consider adding a foundry prefix to your package names

7. Please make sure you've completed all the steps (as requester and packager of
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Font_package_lifecycle up to and including 2.a)

8. This part is too much. Including the author name in the description is sufficient:


"Dr. Tirumala Krishna Desikachary" <Krishna_Desikachary@newflyer.com>

9. Please wrap your description at 79column, not 46

10. 49 is much too low a fontconfig priority level. Please respect the numbering ranges documented on

11. Never process files in %install. If you need to fix up upstream txt files, do so in %prep

12. Please do not change the fontconfig symlinking pattern documented in our templates, you'll introduce bugs. If you've properly implemented the previous steps it should just work. You have many examples of simple spec files in the gfs fonts

⇒ NEEDINFO till this is being taken care of

Comment 3 sandeep shedmake 2009-03-24 13:35:23 UTC
From Comment #2

1) Upstream has published each font in a separate versioned
archive, with no .exe inside, and with the font exception added to its

2) The revised SPEC and RPMS is available at 
http://rakesh.fedorapeople.org/spec/pothana2000-fonts.spec &

3) Please suggest the correct fontconfig priority level [I have kept it 69].

Comment 4 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-03-24 20:34:39 UTC
Ok, more review:

1. Your URL metadata field should point to upstream's web site, not directly to the zip (probably http://www.kavya-nandanam.com/dload.htm)

2. It would be better if upstream's added the exact text of the font exception to its licensing file, as the FSF may release another wording someday and then we won't know which one was intended. Though it's already good enough for packaging IMHO.

3. It would be better if upstream used "Regular" or "Normal" as style, most apps won't know what to do with a "Pothana2000" style (I suspect it's the "preferred OTF style" metadata in fontforge ; also opening the font in fontforge results in many warnings)

4. You can drop the "%dir %{_fontdir}" line

5. rpmlint warns of
pothana2000-fonts.src: W: mixed-use-of-spaces-and-tabs (spaces: line 36, tab: line 40)

6. 69 should be safe for now. You need to discuss with the packagers of other Telugu fonts in Fedora to decide in common what the best priority should be for this font

Anyway nothing blocking here, so I'll approve the package as-is but do try to fix those little problems

⇮⇮⇮ APPROVED ⇮⇮⇮

You can now continue from

Thank you for packaging a new Fedora font

Comment 5 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-03-24 20:35:09 UTC
(aslo if you have the time please package Vemana2000 too)

Comment 6 sandeep shedmake 2009-03-25 10:02:32 UTC
From Comment #4

Fixed the download URL, dropped the "%dir %{_fontdir}" line & 
fixed the rpmlint W: mixed-use-of-spaces-and-tabs.

New SPEC and SRPMS available at:
http://rakesh.fedorapeople.org/spec/pothana2000-fonts.spec &
http://rakesh.fedorapeople.org/srpm/pothana2000-fonts-1.3.1-2.fc11.src.rpm respectively.

Since, this is my first package, I don't have "Fedora Packager CVS Commit Group" access. Can you sponsor me?

Comment 7 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-03-25 10:29:39 UTC
Ah, I didn't see you needed sponsoring.

Since font packages are rather simple we ask new packagers to submit 2-3 packages that pass review before they get sponsored. So you need to find two other fonts you like and package them too, to show you understand packaging.

Comment 8 sandeep shedmake 2009-07-15 08:35:53 UTC
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: pothana2000-fonts
Short Description: Telugu OpenType Font
Owners: sandeeps
Branches: F-10 F-11
InitialCC: fonts-sig

Comment 9 Kevin Fenzi 2009-07-16 05:50:03 UTC
cvs done.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2009-07-17 06:31:22 UTC
pothana2000-fonts-1.3.1-2.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2009-07-17 06:37:16 UTC
pothana2000-fonts-1.3.1-2.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2009-07-22 21:48:17 UTC
pothana2000-fonts-1.3.1-2.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2009-07-22 21:56:04 UTC
pothana2000-fonts-1.3.1-2.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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