[arch-dev-public] ttf-ms-fonts (WAS: Re: [pacman-dev] [PATCH] New feature: files verification)

Thayer Williams thayerw at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 20:18:40 EDT 2009

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 3:17 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> That package has no place in Arch anyway. It's non-free, unnecessary and
> improperly packaged. There are good alternatives (ttf-freefont should be
> okay, also the standard Xorg fonts are enough IMO). AUR has a proper package
> for this, so people who need it can build that.
> I say we drop it, as it does not meet Arch's packaging standards.

I certainly can't argue about the non-freeness of this package and
though I currently maintain it, I would be just fine if we moved it to
AUR--I do need these fonts, but I've had copies in ~/.fonts for ages
and don't require the package at all.

If we can get some confirmation that the application we do provide via
extra will continue to operate without it, then I've no problem
bumping it to AUR/Community.

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