[aur-general] Popular new Chinese fonts looking for TU adoption

w9ya at qrparci.net w9ya at qrparci.net
Mon Jan 28 11:02:15 EST 2008

Hey Qianqian and the gang;

I am glad that you decided to write.

There are a couple of things that are important for you and the submitters
you mention to understand about the "community" package repository.

First, the TU's are expected to maintain the trust of the user community
by maintaining the quality of the packages they take 'responsibility' for
when adopting. SO.... unless the TU understands your language
requirements, they should NOT be willing to adopt your packages.

Second, ANYONE can petition to become a TU, including the submitters of
the packages you mention below. One merely has to ask to be sponsored. I
am sure the submitters you mentioned will find sponsors if the packages
they have submitted are of sufficient quality.

SO ... the problem you outline below is easily solved and should be
corrected within a couple of weeks of your submitters petitioning to
become a TU.

Once becoming a TU the only three requirements to remain a TU are to vote
when asked to on matters concerning TUs, maintain good and non-destructive
packages to the *outlined* standards, and not be destructive when using
the  repository storage facilities.

I hope this helps.

Very best regards;

Bob Finch

> hi all
> I am not sure if this is the right place to post an adoption
> request, if not, please advise me the appropriate mailing list.
> I am an upstream author of a set of popular Chinese fonts.
> My team and I spent the past 3.5 years developing high
> quality free fonts for CJK users, including the first manually
> fine-tuned multi-strike bitmap font with full coverage to GB18030
> charset (WenQuanYi Bitmap Song), and the first open-source
> Hei Ti (sans-serif) vector font (WenQuanYi Zen Hei).
> These fonts are quite popular in the Chinese community,
> and widely distributed by Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu etc.
> Contributors also packaged these fonts for ArchLinux,
> with the hope of benefiting ArchLinux Chinese users.
> The links to these packages can be found at
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?K=wqy
> The submitters of the packages recently contacted
> me and expressed their desires of pushing these fonts
> to "community", as both fonts got reasonable votes
> and popularity among the users. However, they have not
> yet been able to locate a TU to adopt these packages.
> So, we are looking for TU(s) who is able to take
> and help maintaining these Chinese font packages.
> The package submitters (CCed) and the upstream
> are willing to help and clarify things in the process of
> packaging.
> Please let us know if you are interested.
> thank you for your attention.
> Qianqian

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